Radio Remarks to Young Americans on George Washington’s Birthday, Mount Vernon, Virginia February 22, 1982

George Washington, America’s first president, is perhaps best known for his role in the American Revolution. In 1781, Washington led his troops to victory by forcing the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. A few years later, at the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia of 1787, Washington was elected president. After completing his two terms, Washington retired … Continue reading Radio Remarks to Young Americans on George Washington’s Birthday, Mount Vernon, Virginia February 22, 1982

1960’s Student Movement

This blog post comes from Eduardo, a graduate student in History at California State University Northridge, and he has just completed a Summer internship at the Reagan Library. During my recent internship at the Ronald Reagan Library I examined the Reagan Gubernatorial collection, which involved correspondence letters from conservative and liberal historical perspectives on American … Continue reading 1960’s Student Movement

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This blog post is a companion piece to this exhibit on the Google Cultural Institute. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 11, 1984, Memorial Day. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial faced many challenges and obstacles, but nothing was able to prevent its creation. President Reagan was introduced by Senator John Warner at the Memorandum of Conveyance, … Continue reading Vietnam Veterans Memorial