Site of the American University Address

Site of the American University Address (HM2EFA)

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N 38° 56.217', W 77° 5.54'

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Commencement June 10, 1963

Delivered by
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
President of the United Sates 1961-63

This address contained the policy declaration which led to the treaty banning nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, outer space, and under water signed in Moscow August 5, 1963. . . . Approved by the United States Senate September 24, 1963, ad entered into force October 10, 1963 with the signatures of one hundred seven nations.

From the address:

"I have therefore, chosen this time and this place to discuss . . . the most important topic on Earth: world peace. . . the United States. . . will never start a war. . . This generation of Americans has already had enough of war and hate and oppression . . . . confident and unafraid, we labor on. . . not toward a strategy of annihilation but toward a strategy of peace."
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318651 N 4311861
Decimal Degrees38.93695000, -77.09233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.217', W 77° 5.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 13.02" N, 77° 5' 32.4" W
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