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    George Mason University Post-Election Analysis

    Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 was not a “status quo” election and that President Obama could have more…

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    History of Close Presidential Elections

    Richard Norton Smith talked about the history of close presidential elections in the U.S. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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    Old Sturbridge Village

    In the Fall of 2011, American History TV visited Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, a “living history” museum that depicts early New England life from 1790 to 1840. Now, on…

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    Emancipation Memorial

    Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC’s Lincoln Park depicts the 16th president freeing a slave. Designed and sculpted…

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    Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Mary McLeod Bethune. Topics included her career and the history of the statue by sculptor Robert…

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    Adams Memorial

    A short piece on the Adams Memorial in Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Cemetery. The memorial rests above the graves of author Henry Adams and his wife Marian “Clover”…

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    Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

    The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the home and tailor shop of President Andrew Johnson is preserved, was one of the stops on a Presidents & Patriots…

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    Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial

    Washington’s Theodore Roosevelt Island is home to many plants and animals, as well as a statue of the president for whom the island is named. Historian Richard Norton Smith…

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    Major General George McClellan Statue

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Major General George B. McClellan dedicated in 1907. Topics the military career of General McClellan and the…

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    First Division Monument

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the First Division Monument which was dedicated in October 1924 and stands in President’s Park, south of the White House. He described…

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    Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain which stands in the middle of Columbus Circle, just outside Washington’s Union…

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    James Buchanan Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James Buchanan, which was unveiled in Meridian Hill Park in 1930. Funds for the memorial were…

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    Alexander Hamilton Statue

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue outside the Treasury Department building in Washington, D.C., of its first secretary, Alexander Hamilton. Topics included the…

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    Winston Churchill Statue

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Kennedy had designated him an Honorary American…

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    Founders of the DAR Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to the founders of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Bronze medallions honor…

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    Albert Einstein Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to mathematician and scientist Albert Einstein. The statue on the grounds of the National Academy of…

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    The Modern Presidency, Part 2

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith lectured a class on what he termed the beginning of the "modern presidency". The second portion of the class focused on Presidents Theodore…

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    The Modern Presidency, Part 1

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith lectured a class on what he termed the beginning of the "modern presidency". The first portion of the class focused on President William…

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    Samuel Gompers Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Topics included the sculptor, Robert…

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    Logan Circle Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the career of Civil War General John A. Logan and his monument in Logan Circle in Washington, D.C.Date 2010.

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