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    President Nixon's Meeting with Elvis

    In commemoration of the 75th birthday of Elvis Presley on January 8, 2010, the National Archives held a discussion of his White House meeting with then President Richard Nixon on December…

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    Book Discussion on Ratification

    Pauline Maier presents a history of the ratification process of the U.S. Constitution. Ms. Maier recounts the year-long debates that took place throughout the country following…

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    Book Discussion on At the Edge of the Precipice

    Robert Remini, historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, presents a history of the Compromise of 1850 brokered between the North and South by Kentucky Senator Henry Clay. The…

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    Constitutional Conversation

    At an evening event titled “Constitutional Conversation” moderated by Tim Russert, justices talked about the role and operation of the Supreme Court, the state of civics…

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    Discussion of Civil War Generals

    A panel discussion focused on Civil War generals. The participants examined how each man ascended to the military rank and what separated each from their peers. The panel was…

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    Book Discussion on Declaration

    William Hogeland recalls the nine weeks leading up to the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. He focuses on the debate between the “reconciliationists” led by…

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    President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Oval Office Address

    Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962 President Kennedy addressed the nation on the build-up of…

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    Book Discussion on The Idea of America

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood presented a series of essays that examines the underpinnings of the American Revolution. Mr. Wood explored the origins of American…

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    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Online Archive Unveiling

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library launched its “Access to a Legacy” Digital Archive Initiative. This online archive contains thousands of documents, photographs,…

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    225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and…

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    John Kennedy Presidential Library

    The fifth in a series on presidential libraries focused on the life and career of John F. Kennedy through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts…

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    Civil War Political Cartoons

    Historians discussed insights into what Americans thought about the Civil War and how they participated in the politics of the day that are revealed by magazine and newspaper…

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    Book Discussion on Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam

    Military historian Lewis Sorley recouneds the career of General William Westmorland, who led American forces in the Vietnam War from 1964-1968. Mr. Sorley recounted General…

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    World War II Enemy Aliens Program

    Archivist Lynn Goodsell talked about various aspects of the World War II “enemy alien control” programs and related records available at the National Archives. Besides the…

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    The Home Front of the Civil War

    Professor Gary Gallagher moderated a roundtable discussion on how the Civil War impacted everyday life of American families and households, as well as America’s industry and…

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    Harry S. Truman Presidential Library

    The third in a series on presidential libraries focused on Harry S. Truman’s life and career using rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

    The fourth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life and career were discussed through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters,…

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    William Clinton Presidential Library

    The twelfth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Bill Clinton’s life and career using rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts…

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    Third Reich Nuremberg Laws

    Archivist Greg Bradsher talked about the 1935 Nuremberg Laws that created the official blueprint of racial policies against Jews in Nazi Germany. He displayed the original documents…

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    Book Discussion on James Madison

    Richard Brookhiser recounted the life of President James Madison (1751-1836), the fourth American president. The author examined his influence in the framing of the U.S. Constitution,…

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