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TRU Blog Archive for September, 2016

From the Desk of Harry S. Truman: Presidential Debate Advice | September 26, 2016

From the Desk of Harry S. Truman: Presidential Debate Advice

Fifty-six years ago today, Democratic Presidential nominee John F. Kennedy debated then-Vice President and Republican nominee Richard M. Nixon in the first-ever televised debate. More than 65 million people viewed the debate. Harry and Bess Truman were two of those viewers.Two days later, President Truman sent a telegram to Senator Kennedy with a single piece of advice for future debates. What did the former president write to the future president?

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From the Desk of Harry S. Truman: Presidential Debate Advice

Celebrate America at the Truman Library on Constitution Day | September 9, 2016

Celebrate America on Constitution Day
Free museum admission, History Alive! programs, Preamble Challenge and more on
Saturday, September 17

 

“We venerate these documents not because they are valuable historical relics, but because they still have meaning for us. So long as we govern our Nation by the letter and the spirit of the Bill of Rights, we can be sure that our Nation will grow in strength and wisdom and freedom.”

—Harry S. Truman

 

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