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Battle Over Reconstruction
Mark Summers talked about the political battles surrounding Reconstruction and how the era has been understood through history. Mr. Summers used political cartoons, newspaper headlines, and individual anecdotes from the period to illustrate the primary topics of debate and how many of the issues argued are still relevant today. He also looked at some of Reconstruction’s key political figures, such as Massachusetts Republican Senator Charles Sumner.437 views
This event was part of the annual summer symposium hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute.
White House Health Care Summit, Part 1
President Obama held a bipartisan meeting at Blair House on health reform legislation. Attendees included House and Senate leadership, chairs and ranking members of committees overseeing health insurance legislation, Vice President Joe Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the Office of Health Reform. They focused on controlling costs, insurance reforms, reducing the deficit, and expanding coverage.15,159 views