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    The Peace Corps Act - September 22, 1961

    On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed the executive order establishing the Peace Corps. On September 22, 1961, Congress approved the legislation that formally authorized the Peace Corps. Goals of the Peace Corps included: 1) helping the people of interested countries and areas meet their needs for trained workers; 2) helping promote a better understanding of Americans in countries where volunteers served; and 3) helping promote a better understanding of peoples of other nations on the part of Americans.

  2. Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

    Peace Corps

    volunteers

    today in history

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    John F. Kennedy

    1961

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