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    Constitutional Convention of 1787

    Professor Jack Rakove talked about some of the issues debated during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, such as the number of representatives for each state and the method of presidential elections. He described the arguments put forth by James Madison and how delegates tried to reach compromises despite competing State interests. This class was from a course called “The Constitution: A Brief History.”

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    Book Discussion on Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier

    Barbara Perry examines Jacqueline Kennedy’s tenure as first lady. The author recounts the transformative effect Mrs. Kennedy had on the office of the first lady, from her renowned celebrity to her engagement in the arts and the championing of cultural institutions. Barbara Perry’s PowerPoint presentation in Ketcham Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building in Washington, D.C., on March 23, 2011, was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s noon Women’s History Month Book Signing Series. She interacted with the audience throughout.

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