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    Dakota Rebellion of 1862

    Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman talked about the Dakota Sioux rebellion that took place in 1862 in the midst of the Civil War. Mr. Finkelman spoke about the political and military issues considered by President Lincoln in sending troops to quell the uprising, including how it would impact the 1862 elections and the war effort against the Confederates. He also talked about the trials that occurred after the rebellion, and President Lincoln’s role in reviewing the sentences handed down. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this event

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    Americans with Disabilities Act and Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about their work with President George H.W. Bush on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Civil Rights Act of 1991. Speakers included former Bush administration officials as well as Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dr. Ben Carson. The program was hosted by the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation to mark the 25th anniversary of his presidency.

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