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    George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

    Andy Card, Jeffrey Engel, and others talked about Mr. Engel’s book, When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War. They spoke about President…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Character

    Lewis Lehrman talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s education and character. He described the 16th president as a man with less than a year of formal schooling, who…

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    President Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Panelists talked about the relationship between President Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr. The panel, “LBJ and MLK: Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream,” took…

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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…

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    President Nixon Address on Watergate Tapes

    President Nixon announced that he would supply the public and the House Judiciary Committee with transcripts of the requested audio tapes of conversations involving him and his…

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    Evolution of the White House Correspondents Association

    Journalists and historians talked about the evolution of the White House Correspondents' Association, which marked its centennial in 2014. The organization was founded in 1914 after…

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    Presidential Illness

    Panelists discussed the impact of presidential illness during the administrations of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson. This panel was part of the…

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    Death in the White House

    Panelists talked about Presidents Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, who all lost sons during their time in office. This panel was part of the event…

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    Personal Crises and Public Responsibilities

    Panelists discussed the personal crises of Presidents John Tyler, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, and the impacts of these crises on national politics. This panel was part of the…

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    Ronald Reagan 2014 Symposium, Part 2

    Panelists assessed the influence of Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech on the Republican Party and Reagan’s political career. The speech, delivered…

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    Edith Roosevelt's Views on Race

    Edith Roosevelt biographer Lewis Gould talks about the first lady’s views on race and his findings in her private correspondence. Mr. Gould said that the conventional wisdom…

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    Portraits of James Monroe

    Daniel Preston, editor of The Papers of James Monroe, presented paintings of the fifth president of the United States, including those done painted President Monroe’s life.  The…

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    Andrew Jackson and Crisis Management

    Author H.W. Brands talks about President Andrew Jackson’s personal life, marriage, beliefs, temperament, path to office, and presidential crises. He also spoke about the crises…

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    Public Opinion of Warren G. Harding

    Phillip Payne, author of Dead Last: The Public Memory of Warren G. Harding’s Scandalous Legacy, talked about the 29th President. Warren G. Harding is consistently listed at the…

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    Book Discussion on Six Months in 1945

    Michael Dobbs talked about his book Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman - from World War to Cold War, the third book in his trilogy on the Cold War. He spoke about…

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    20th Century Presidential Leadership

    Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye talks about the foreign policies of 20th century American presidents and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices. Professor…

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    Theodore Roosevelt and William Rockhill Nelson

    Professor Lewis Gould talked about the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and one of his important supporters, Kansas City Star newspaper publisher William Rockhill…

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    Kennedy Vietnam Tapes

    Marc Selverstone talked about President Kennedy’s views on America’s involvement in Vietnam. 260 hours of President Kennedy’s recorded oval office conversations have…

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    George Washington's Defeat at Brandywine

    Bruce Mowday talked about the American Revolution’s Battle of Brandywine. General George Washington lined his troops along the east branch of the Brandywine River in Chadds Ford,…

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    George Washington Presidential Library Grand Opening

    The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association hosted a grand opening ceremony at The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington more than two hundred years after George…

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