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  • Presidents Trump and Nazarbayev Deliver Joint Statements
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    U.S.-Kazakhstan Relations

    President Trump and the president of Kazakhstan met at the White House and gave joint statements in the Roosevelt Room. The two leaders reaffirmed their strategic partnership in combating…

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    Q&A with A.J. Baime

    A.J. Baime talked about his book, The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World , on President Truman’s first four months in office.

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  • George Washington and Architectural Trends
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    George Washington and Architectural Trends

    Thomas Reinhart talked about the architectural trends that influenced the design of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. Mr. Reinhart is director of architecture at Washington’s…

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    President McKinley

    Robert Merry, former CEO of Congressional Quarterly, recalled the presidency of William McKinley.

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  • Abraham Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln

    The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia hosted three authors who discussed various aspects of Abraham Lincoln’s life and career. Featured were David Kent, Elizabeth Smith Brownstein,…

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    George Washington's Cambridge Headquarters

    Revolutionary War historian J.L. Bell described George Washington’s first months as Continental Army commander-in-chief. Washington arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in July 1775 and made the…

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  • Presidential War Powers
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    Presidential War Powers

    Professors Philip Bobbitt and Matthew Waxman talked about presidential war powers and how they’ve evolved over time.

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  • The Press and the Presidency
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    The Press and the Presidency

    Former White House communication officials discussed their experiences working with former presidents and the Trump administration's relations with the press. Among the issues were transparency and access, messaging styles of former presidents, and the State Department's role in communicating the administration's foreign policy.

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  • Presidential Firearms
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    Presidential Firearms

    Jim Supica showed several firearms featured in the National Sporting Arms Museum collection, including firearms that belonged to Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, and Dwight Eisenhower.

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  • Hollywood Cemetery
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    Hollywood Cemetery

    Kathryn Whittington gave a tour of Hollywood Cemetery, the burial place for many Virginian presidents, Supreme Court justices, military leaders, and writers, including presidents James Monroe and John Tyler, and president of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis.

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    The Last Republicans

    Mark Updegrove talked about his book, The Last Republicans, about the relationship between former Presidents George H.W.

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  • Conversation with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
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    Conversation with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

    She reflected on her early years in Taiwan and coming to the U.S. as an immigrant, working for the last four Republican presidents, her marriage to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and working in the Trump administration.

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  • Hollywood Cemetery

    Hollywood Cemetery

    Visit Hollywood Cemetery, the burial place for many Virginian Presidents, Supreme Court justices, Military leaders and writers. Kathryn Whittington, Master Guide with The Valentine Museum, stops at the final resting place for some of the cemetery's most notable inhabitants including Presidents James Monroe, and John Tyler, and President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis.

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  • George Washington in Barbados
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    George Washington in Barbados

    Karl Watson, on the board of directors for the George Washington House in Barbados, spoke about George Washington’s diary from a trip to Barbados in 1751, which gives a detailed account of his…

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  • George Washingtons Beds
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    George Washington's Beds

    Textile historian Natalie Larson described how various beds owned by George Washington, at his Mount Vernon home or on the battlefieldm reflected his social standing and wealth. In the 18th…

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  • Andrew Jackson and the Bank War
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    Andrew Jackson and the Bank War

    Historian Daniel Feller revisited Andrew Jackson’s bank war of the 1830s, a political struggle to challenge and even cripple the powerful Bank of the United States, the young country’s only…

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  • Institutions Addressing Their Slavery Legacies
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    Institutions Addressing Their Slavery Legacies

    College presidents and heads of historic sites talked about how their institutions were researching and highlighting the stories and contributions of those who were enslaved in their communities. Speakers included presidents from the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia, as well as historians from James Madison's Montpelier and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

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  • Washington and the Fight for Philadelphia
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    Washington and the Fight for Philadelphia

    Richard Brookhiser addressed the question before George Washington in 1777: Could the British subdue the American rebels by capturing their capital, Philadelphia? It was Washington’s…

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  • Dwight D Eisenhower and the West
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the West

    Timothy Rives explained how Dwight D. Eisenhower’s western upbringing influenced his personal code of behavior and his actions as a military and political leader. The 34th president was…

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  • JFKs Legacy on Centennial of His Birth
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    JFK's Legacy on Centennial of His Birth

    Edward Widmer and Fredrik Logevall reflected on President Kennedy’s legacy as the nation marked the centennial of his 1917 birth. John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Executive Director…

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