Category Archives: 80s-90s & Post Cold War Era

“Tear Down this Wall” – President Ronald Reagan Speech (1987)

President Reagan’s Speech at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin 1987 Records of the U.S. Information Agency National Archives Identifier: 54682 In 1987, while in West Germany, President Reagan’s famous “Mr. Gorbachev – tear down this wall” speech at the Brandenburg speech … Continue reading

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Ice Man – George Gervin – Finger Rolls & Highlights (NBA Legend)

“Ice Man” was without doubt my childhood athletic icon. I can remember as a youngster catching my $2 ticket to sit in the nosebleeds at the old San Antonio Arena.  The Ice Man was never shy about lighting up the … Continue reading

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Dr. J – Julius Erving – Dunks & Highlights (NBA Legend)

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Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1982)

“Born To Run” In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream At night we ride through the mansions of glory in suicide machines Sprung from cages out on highway 9, Chrome wheeled, fuel … Continue reading

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President George W. Bush addressing the American People on the evening of 9/11 (video)

President George W. Bush addresses the nation after the attacks of 9/11.

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George W. Bush addresses the Nation (9-11 attacks) 2011, primary source documents with reading questions

  President George W. Bush addresses the Nation after the 9-11 attacks.   Joint Session of Congress, September 20, 2011 On September 11, 2001, the world witnessed the deadliest terrorist attack in its history. That morning, nineteen Islamic extremists hijacked … Continue reading

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George H.W. Bush Calls for “A New World of Freedom” 1989, Primary Source Documents with Reading Questions

     George H.W. Bush Calls for “A New World of Freedom” 1989 Speaking of America: Volume II Since 1865 by Laura A. Belmonte Upon becoming Soviet premier in 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev rapidly transformed the USSR. His glasnost policy abolished many … Continue reading

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