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Past Presidents Used Prime Time Addresses To Outline Afghanistan Strategy

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Like The Flag, Confederate Monuments Have Been 'Severely Tainted'

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Robert E. Lee's Descendant On Confederate Statues

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Abraham Lincoln warned that "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Racial Issues Have Often Been A Test for U.S. Presidents With Conflicted Feelings

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Presidential Historian Compares Tumultuous Week To Past Administrations

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Early Civil Rights Activist Octavius Catto Gets A Statue

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The Differences Between The Founding Fathers And Confederate Leaders

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Protesters shout anti-Nazi chants after chasing alt-right blogger Jason Kessler from a news conference on Aug. 13 in Charlottesville. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Explaining, Again, The Nazis' True Evil

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How What Happened 25 Years Ago At Ruby Ridge Still Matters Today

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President John F. Kennedy makes a nationwide televised broadcast on civil rights in the White House, June 11, 1963. Americans often look to presidents for moral clarity in critical moments. Charles Gorry/AP hide caption

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Fathers Of Our Country: How U.S. Presidents Exercised Moral Leadership In Crisis

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Workers use a crane to lift the monument dedicated to former Chief Justice of the United States Roger Taney in Annapolis, Md., early Friday. The State House Trust voted Wednesday to remove the statue from its grounds. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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