Vintage politics

U. S. Capitol through the Cherry Blossoms, Washington, DC vintage postcard
What Washington DC was like in the 1950s

Take a trip back to the past – go sightseeing and learn more about what Washington DC was like in the 1950s! The classic tour is here, from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial to the White House.

Portrait George Washington - National Guard Heritage
President George Washington’s Farewell Address (1796)

“Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors,” said President Washington’s Farewell Address.

The Vietnam War, as seen on Newsweek magazine covers (1964-1973)
The Vietnam War, as seen on Newsweek covers (1964-1973)

Regular US combat units were deployed to Vietnam beginning in 1965, and while America’s direct military involvement ended on August 15, 1973, the last soldiers left Vietnam on March 29, 1975. Here, take a look back at how some of the military action was portrayed stateside by Newsweek magazine.

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