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    Reconstruction and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Professor Michael Ross talked about the role of the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He spoke about the tensions between President Andrew Johnson and the Republican-controlled Congress, the short-lived period of Southern black legislatures, and how hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan used the 14th Amendment to promote white supremacy. He was introduced by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    This speech was one in a series of four on Reconstruction hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

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    Apollo 13: Houston We've Got a Problem

    This 1970 NASA film documents the fifth Lunar Mission, during which astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swiggert canceled plans to land on the moon after oxygen tanks aboard the spacecraft ruptured. Using the lunar lander as a make-shift lifeboat, the astronauts circled the moon during their return to earth.

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