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01/03/1961 Peace Corps is established by President Kennedy

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President John F. Kennedy Announces The Executive Order to Form Peace Corps

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What Does The Peace Corps Really Do?

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President John F. Kennedy Peace Corps Public Service Message

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Peace Corps Marks 50 Years of Promoting Peace, Understanding

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Video—a Brief History of the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government. Its official mission is to provide social and economic development abroad through technical assistance, while promoting mutual understanding between Americans and populations served.
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