Amending America: This Day in History the 14th Amendment Became Law

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. July 28, 1868 is only one of many important dates wrapped up in the history of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  On that day this amendment which continues to be at the heart of many issues facing our nation was certified … Continue reading Amending America: This Day in History the 14th Amendment Became Law

Ronald Reagan and the Republican National Convention

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBP2gvZTnwM This year one of our projects at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has been to digitize and upload to our public YouTube channel many of President Reagan's iconic speeches. Our Audiovisual Archivist is spearheading this task to create a resource for students, teachers, … Continue reading Ronald Reagan and the Republican National Convention

Situation Room Experience Open Houses

The news flashes across the screen: THE NATION IS IN CRISIS!  The tension in the room is palpable as the Secretary of State, the President’s Chief of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, and a collection of nervous aides and officials turn their gaze to you.  It’s decision time and the fate of the nation, perhaps … Continue reading Situation Room Experience Open Houses

California Protests in the 1960s

In the late 1960s protest movements swept the Western World, and perhaps no year saw more upheaval than 1968.  In Paris student demonstrators attempted, but eventually failed, to find common cause with striking workers.  The Prague Spring movement in Czechoslovakia, led by Alexander Dubček, was a period of political reform before it was brutally repressed … Continue reading California Protests in the 1960s

This Day In History – May 5, 1985

President Reagan's Address at Bitburg In May of 1985 in the first months of his second term President Reagan visited West Germany to take part in the G-7 Economic Summit.  Because the visit occurred just before the 40th anniversary of “V-E Day” President Reagan and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl scheduled several events to mark … Continue reading This Day In History – May 5, 1985

Soviet Emigration DBQs

In the 1980s, issues of human rights abuses in the Soviet Union continued to raise concerns among westerners.  Most Soviets were locked behind the "iron curtain" with very few options or opportunities to emigrate.  At the same time, relations between U.S. and Soviet leaders stalled. When it was announced that President Reagan and the new … Continue reading Soviet Emigration DBQs

What If…..

...your classroom could like this? Well, here at the Reagan Library, it can.  What you see pictured here is a test group for a brand new "Situation Room Experience" set to open at the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush Presidential Libraries in September, 2016. Attending students will take on the roles of members of … Continue reading What If…..