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This open educational resource was developed using resources from Suffolk University's Moakley Archive. The primary sources selected for this lesson provide insight on a crucial moment in late twentieth-century American foreign diplomacy when the executive and legislative branches debated U.S. interests in El Salvador during the 1980s and ‘90s. By closely reading these documents students will be able to: identify the positions taken by the executive and legislative branches positions on U.S. interests in El Salvador during the 1980s and ‘90s; identify and differentiate government stakeholders’ points of view; and develop the skill of close textual analysis.

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