American History and Culture



JFK
"My fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. 'My fellow citizens of the world ask not what America will do for you but what together we can do for the freedom of man'...

The 1961 Presdential Inaugural Address   by Jack Kennedy


Striking a balance between Freedom and Responsibility, which began before The Declaration of Indepence 230 Years ago, remains an exciting force in American History and Culture.

It almost tore the country apart 80 years later when America fought a Civil War to establish ...

Actions, not skin color, race or religion, should determine how a person is treated. More on this subject starting with President Lincoln's ..
Gettysburg address.

It was tested again 70 years later during Great Depression, which left most people unable to take care of themselves and the conclusion ...

Government should help, if the tide of economic or natural forces make it impossible for a person to stand on their own. More ... starting with FDR and the "New Deal" 30 Years later in 1961 Presdent Jack Kennedy told Americans ...

If you can stand on your own, don’t ask the government to take care of you, and find ways to help others. More ... about JFK


Some of the ways Americans help others:

Peace Corps Volunteers have been helping in Thailand and throughout the world for 40 years.

Exchange Organizations like: CCI - Aspect Foundation - AFS were designated and supervised by U.S. Department of State to manage the almost 20,000 exchange students from around the world who live with American host families each year.

The Independent Council on Standards CSIET was created to monitor, evaluate and file annual public reports on participating progams.

The Learning Foundation TLF became the American sponsor of the 8 acre Reforestation Project and LFS Training Center in Ubonrachathani 14 years ago.


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