Daily Archives: December 20, 2011

Censure of Senator Joe McCarthy, Senate Resolution 301 (primary source document)

     Transcript of Senate Resolution 301: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy (1954) Resolved, That the Senator from Wisconsin, Mr. McCarthy, failed to cooperate with the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration in clearing … Continue reading

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Truman Relieves General MacArthur of Command (April 11, 1951) primary source transcription and documents

 In 1951 President Truman announced that General Douglas MacArthur was relieved of his duties as Allied Commander of United Nations forces in the Far East during the Korean War. MacArthur openly challenged U.S. civilian leadership by threatening to attack China … Continue reading

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Resignation Address of Richard Nixon (primary source transcription)

Good evening: This is the 37th time I have spoken to you from this office, where so many decisions have been made that shape the history of this nation. Each time I have done so to discuss with you some … Continue reading

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