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    Glass Shards from Embassy Bombing

    John E. Lange was serving as Chargé d’Affaires at U.S. Embassy Dar Es Salaam on August 7, 1998. That morning, he convened a meeting in his office with the Political-Economic Section which was cut short due to the bomb’s impact. Lange remembers feeling a deep rumble before an explosion rocked his office,…

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    Ambassador Bushnell's Hard Hat

    When the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi was attacked by a truck bomb in August 1998, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Prudence Bushnell was present in a neighboring building and injured by the blast. Ambassador Bushnell returned to inspect the damaged embassy the next day. Her staff presented this hard hat for her to…

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    The Declaration Heard ‘Round the World

    The 1776 Declaration of Independence is one of the most universally well-known historical documents. American diplomats continue to promote the democratic values enshrined in its…

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    Continuity and Change Over Time

    Analyzing how people, ideas, systems, groups, events, and things change over time is a valuable skill for understanding the past, present, and future. In this…

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    Mini Object-Based Learning Activity

    This 15-minute activity uses an object from the National Museum of American Diplomacy’s collection and a video to teach students concepts of diplomacy. This activity…

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    Secretary Christopher’s Briefcase

    This briefcase belonged to U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher (1993-1997) and was used by him during his travels while he was in office. It bears a tag from Secretary Christopher’s trip accompanying President Bill Clinton to Moscow, Russia, for a summit meeting and Kiev, Ukraine for a State visit from May…