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Harry S. Truman and US Foreign Relations

Kaete O'Connell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Diplomatic History. 8739 words.

Sworn in as the 33rd President of the United States following Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death in April 1945, Harry S. Truman faced the daunting tasks of winning the war and ensuring future...

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The Persian Gulf War

Spencer D. Bakich.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History. 12452 words.

The Persian Gulf War of 1990–1991 was something of a paradox. From the American perspective, the war had the hallmarks of a resounding victory. Responding to a flagrant case of interstate...

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Memorializing Incarceration: The Japanese American Experience in World War II and Beyond

Franklin Odo.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 11937 words.

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, living primarily on the West Coast of the...

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The Role of Congress in the History of US Foreign Relations

Clay Silver Katsky.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Early 19th Century US History; US History 1870-1900; US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 11600 words.

While presidents have historically been the driving force behind foreign policy decision-making, Congress has used its constitutional authority to influence the process. The nation’s...

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