The Iran Hostage Crisis

Today‚Äôs post comes from Michael J. Hancock, archives specialist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland.  The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library has published a new online exhibit, The Iran Hostage Crisis, and an A.P. US History Lesson Plan in support of National Archives civics programming. Through the lens of primary sources, images, and the … Continue reading The Iran Hostage Crisis

The Legacy of the 1970s Energy Crisis

Today's post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. If you've ever been stuck in traffic on the Beltway, you know Americans love their cars, trucks, and motorcycles. So when fuel shortages occur, like in the 1970s, energy policy becomes a hotly debated issue. Federal energy policy … Continue reading The Legacy of the 1970s Energy Crisis