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Archive Website from the Donald J. Trump Administration:

State Department (state.gov) Website [2017-2021]

Archive Websites from the Barack Obama Administration:

Archive Website from the George W. Bush Administration:

State Department (state.gov) Website [2001-2009]

Archive Website from the William J. Clinton Administration:

State Department (state.gov) Website [1997 – 2001]

Other Resources:

Snapshots of state.gov starting in December 1996 are available in the Library of Congress Web Archives Collection .

U.S. Department of State

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