U.S. Department of State turns 230

The U.S. Department of State reaches a milestone of 230 years of diplomacy on July 27. It is America’s oldest executive agency, created in 1789 and first called the Department of Foreign Affairs. Thomas Jefferson was the first secretary of state. Today,  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  advises the president, administers diplomatic missions and negotiates treaties with foreign entities, among other ...
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