War Powers Resolution of 1973
Follow the links to learn about the resolution (also known as the War Powers Act) that limits the U.S. president’s ability to initiate or escalate military actions abroad
The Declaration of Independence: Lesser-known Facts
We are highlighting some lesser-known but exciting facts surrounding this vital document.
Learn more about the decade of profound changes and uncertainty.
50th Anniversary of the Release of The Pentagon Papers
Sunday, June 13, 2021, marked the 50th anniversary of the New York Times publication of “The History of U.S. Decision-Making Process on Vietnam," otherwise known as the Pentagon Papers. Learn more!
New Expanded Hours!
Effective Thursday, June 24, 2021, we are delighted to announce the Museum is open seven days a week.
The 26th Amendment
July 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the certification of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Learn more!
50th Wedding Anniversary of Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox
June 12, 2021 marks the 50th wedding anniversary of the historic Nixon-Cox Rose Garden wedding. Learn more!
June 6th marks the anniversary of the 1944 Allied invasion of France's Normandy coast. Follow the links to learn more about the events of "Operation Overlord" on D-Day.
In 1962, Richard Nixon published his first book, Six Crises. The book recounts his personal reactions to each of six crises Nixon experienced early in his political career, chapter by chapter. Learn more!
Additional Education Resources - "World War II"
The National Archives has developed a brand new World War II page on DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents! This page includes hundreds of primary sources and teaching activities for WWII. Follow the links to learn more.