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Foreign Relations of The U.S. Series

The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.

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Frequently Asked Historical Questions

Find out more about State Department history, the Secretaries of State, the Great Seal, diplomatic relations, and ambassadors and chiefs of mission.

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Historical Publications

Learn more about the travels of presidents, historical background papers, and treaties relating to terrorism. Read publications such as Significant Terrorist Incidents 1961-2001: A Brief Chronology and The United States and the Coalition Against Terrorism.

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Visit the Historian's Office
, Do you have more historical questions? This is the office that can help you find the answers.

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Timeline of U.S. Diplomatic History
, Discover United States diplomatic history with these milestones.

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International Topics and Issues
, Discover recent information about important international topics and issues.

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Date: 05/18/2012 Description: Country Notes graphic - State Dept Image
, Read about U.S. relations with countries of the world.

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Officail Country Names (Long and Short) and Capitals

Are you preparing lesson plans and wonder about officially recognized country and capital city names?

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Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty
, Want to prepare materials regarding dependencies and areas of special sovereignty?

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Websites of US Embassies and Other Diplomatic Missions Overseas

Here's a list of all U.S. Embassies and missions on one page.

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Addresses of Foreign Countries' Missions in the united States
, Are you encouraging students to contact diplomatic missions overseas? Here are the appropriate addresses.

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Presidential Libraries
, Are you looking for more historical information? Links to Presidential Libraries and other historical sites are available here.

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About Social Studies

Social Studies embodies the knowledge necessary to understand U.S. diplomacy. The resources identified here represent highlighted materials that will be useful for your children and/or students.

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