AIR DATE: Monday, October 22, 1962
President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Oval Office Address (3 min.)
Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy's Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
KEYWORDS: History, Executive Branch, John F. Kennedy, Cold War, Foreign Affairs & Defense, Cuba

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September 17 - Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787 the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document they had created. Every year, on the anniversary of this date, students all around the country observe the date by studying and learning about the U.S. Constitution.

C-SPAN Classroom has a number of helpful resources to help you teach your students about the Constitution.

Constitution Day Resources:



With only a handful of full legislative days left in this lame duck session of Congress, do you think Congress should authorize the use of force against ISIS militants?

If you could vote in the November election, would your member's vote for or against military action affect your vote on election day? Why?

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