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  • Origins of Fourteenth Amendment
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    Origins of Fourteenth Amendment

    Clemson University history professor Orville Vernon Burton talked about the origins of the 14th Amendment, and why it was essential and necessary to ratify after the South’s defeat in the…

  • 14th Amendment and Reconstruction
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    14th Amendment and Reconstruction

    A panel of historians took questions on the 14th Amendment and Reconstruction era. This question and answer session was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

  • Volunteers in Blue and Gray
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    Volunteers in Blue and Gray

    Historian James McPherson spoke to the many reasons why Civil War volunteer soldiers would choose to fight in the uniform of either the blue or the gray. He responded to questions from members of the audience.…

  • The American Revolutions Infuence on Lincoln
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    The American Revolution's Infuence on Lincoln

    The panel talked about how the legacies of the American Revolution effected President Abraham Lincoln’s decision making in the Civil War. Topics included a comparison between the two wars, the idea that the…