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    Surrender at Appomattox 150th Anniversary

    American History TV was LIVE from Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for a ceremony marking the exact time on April 9, 1865, that Generals Grant and Lee met at the McLean House to discuss terms of surrender. The event included a keynote address by historian Ed Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, as well as re-enactments of General Grant’s arrival at the McLean House and General Lee’s departure following his surrender. Other speakers included descendents of key aides who took part in the historic meeting.

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    Data-Driven Government

    Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) spoke about how data-driven decision making and performance measurement could affect government policy and executive success. He talked about how he used this method during his tenures as governor and mayor to reduce crime, improve education and other initiatives, and how it could be employed at the federal level. He also answered a few questions regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s explanation for why she used a private e-mail server for work-related correspondence.

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