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    Ronald Reagan Symposium, Panel 2

    President Ronald Reagan’s “Washington Abbey” speech, in which Reagan addressed the British Parliament about the Soviet threat, was shown. Then, panelists talked about…

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    Winston Churchill and American Presidents

    Professor John Maurer talked about Winston Churchill’s relationship with American presidents, including Teddy Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, and Franklin Roosevelt. Professor Maurer…

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    Ronald Reagan Symposium, Panel 1

    Panelists talked about the controversy that surrounded President Reagan’s use of the phrase “Evil Empire” to describe the Soviet Union, as well as his mandate to Russian…

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    Truman's Presidency and World War II

    David McCullough talked about Harry S. Truman’s presidency and World War II. He said that President Truman’s humility and quiet courage, stemming from his working class…

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    President Nixon's Foreign Policy

    Former members of President Nixon’s National Security Council talked about his foreign policy. Topics include “Vietnamization,” the Paris Peace Accords, and foreign…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

    Two actors read the letters and diaries of Civil War leaders Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and explore the relationship between the two men. Although the two men met on a…

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    Woodrow Wilson's Second Term

    Professor Margaret MacMillan talked about President Woodrow Wilson’s second term from 1917 to 1921. Once the U.S. entered the first World War in 1917, the majority of President…

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    President Nixon's Visit to China

    Former National Security Council and State Department officials from the Nixon Administration talked about President Nixon’s efforts to normalize relations with China in the early…

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    Amateur Depictions of George Washington

    Wendy Wick Reaves talked about how George Washington’s contemporaries depicted him in amateur sketches and drawings, including lesser-known images of George Washington that circulated…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Union

    Professors Gary Gallagher and Peter Onuf talked about the tenets of federalism and the meaning behind the idea of a union of states from the perspective of President Thomas…

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    George Washington Portraits

    Hugh Howard talked about presidential portraits of George Washington and what audiences can learn about America’s first president from these depictions. He talked about the work…

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    Clinton Administration Economic Policy

    Former members of President Clinton’s administration talked about his economic policies, including the federal budget surplus, health care reform, and welfare tax credits. The Clinton…

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    Clinton Adminstration Foreign Policy

    Former members of the Clinton administration talked about the president’s foreign policy strategy and achievements. They spoke about the president’s response to events in…

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    Clinton Administration Domestic Policy

    Former members of President Clinton’s administration joined Bowdoin College government professor Andrew Rudalevige to look back at the domestic policies of the Clinton White…

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    Loathing Lincoln

    John McKee Barr talked about his book, Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present. In his book, Mr. Barr argues that in order to better understand why…

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    Marriage of John and Abigail Adams

    Edith Gelles talked about the 54-year marriage between John and Abigail Adams. She said the couple’s letters are evidence of their strong and successful partnership. This program…

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    Thomas Jefferson in France

    James Thompson talked about Thomas Jefferson’s political philosophy and how his time in Paris in 1784 affected his way of thinking. Mr. Thompson spoke about the five years…

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    1983 Richard Nixon-Frank Gannon Interviews

    Former Nixon aide Frank Gannon talked about his extended 1983 interviews with former President Richard Nixon on topics including Vietnam, China, Watergate and Nixon’s…

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    Liberation of Eastern Europe

    James Baker and Brent Scowcroft talked about the fall of the Berlin Wall and U.S. involvement in Eastern Europe’s liberation.

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    President Ford's Constitutional Legacy

    Panelists at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum talked about President Ford’s pardon of President Nixon on September 8, 1974.

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