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This Day In History | April 4, 2016

 

THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Address on the Occasion of the Signing of the North Atlantic Treaty: April 4, 1949

67 years ago today, the U.S. entered into its first peacetime military alliance , the North Atlantic Treaty. After Secretary of State Dean Acheson signed the treaty, President Truman addressed the crowd. “In this pact, we hope to create a shield against aggression and the fear of aggression–a bulwark which will permit us to get on with the real business of government and society, the business of achieving a fuller and happier life for all our citizens.”

Read on for more from President Truman’s address after the North Atlantic Treaty was signed 67 years ago today.

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