Celebrating the 231st Anniversary of the U.S. Department of State

Today, the U.S. Department of State celebrates its 231st anniversary as the nation’s first executive agency. This milestone is an opportunity to reflect on the essential role of U.S. diplomacy in advancing the interests, security, and economic prosperity of the American people. I commend the State Department team for their extraordinary work to promote and ...
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100th Anniversary of the National Park Service statement by the President of the United States of America

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In 1872, the Congress established Yellowstone National Park — the first park of its kind anywhere in the world. Decades later, the passage of the Antiquities Act in 1906 created our first national historic preservation policy. Under this new authority, and heavily inspired by ...
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Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Act

On August 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed into law legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, creating the Fulbright Program. Fulbright Act just celebrated its 70th Anniversary this year. The legislation authorized the use of proceeds from the sale of surplus war property from World War II to fund the “promotion of ...
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