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  • Legacies of the Founders
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    Legacies of the Founders

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Joseph Ellis and Gordon Wood discussed the legacies of the Founding Fathers. They also explored the relationships between several of these leaders and…

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  • Conversation With Historian Joseph Ellis
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    Conversation With Historian Joseph Ellis

    Joseph Ellis spoke about what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, and what he likes most about each individual. This event was part of a series on the Founders hosted by the Society…

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  • Humanizing the Founding Fathers
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    Humanizing the Founding Fathers

    Joseph Ellis talked about the Founding Fathers and argued for humanizing them, saying they were flawed men who are too often placed on a pedestal, stripping us of our ability to relate to…

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  • Bill of Rights Creation and Ratification
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    Bill of Rights Creation and Ratification

    Historians and authors talked about the state of the new nation after the U.S. constitution’s ratification and the debate over adding a Bill of Rights. They also spoke about how Congress…

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  • Joseph Ellis on emThe Quartetem
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    The Quartet

    Joseph Ellis talked about his book, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, about why America’s newly independent states opted into a centralized government…

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  • Summer of 1776 and the Declaration of Independence
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    Revolutionary Summer and Our Declaration

    Joseph Ellis, author of Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, and Danielle Allen, author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of…

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  • emAmerican Creationem
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    American Creation

    Historian Joseph Ellis talked about his book American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, published by Knopf. In it he recounts the founding of the United…

    956 views
  • Political Biographies
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    Political Biographies

    The panel members discussed biography as history and the problems of writing about notable figures in American history. H.W. Brands, author of The First American: The Life and Times of Ben Franklin,…

    420 views
  • emFounding Brothers The Revolutionary Generationem
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    Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

    Professor Joseph Ellis talked about his book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, published by Knopf. He then answered questions from the audience. The book examines the legacy…

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  • emHis Excellency  George Washingtonem
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    His Excellency: George Washington

    Professor Joseph Ellis talked about his book His Excellency: George Washington, published by Knopf. The author explained Washington’s position on several issues, including expansion and…

    600 views
  •  Joseph Ellis Remarks on the Founding Fathers
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    Joseph Ellis Remarks on the Founding Fathers

    Historian Joseph Ellis talked about the Founding Fathers in the Rotunda of the University of Virginia. This was the evening keynote address on the opening day of a four-day presidential conference. He also responded to…

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  • Vision of the Constitutional Founders
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    Vision of the Constitutional Founders

    Mr. Ellis spoke about the origins of the U.S. Constitution, the world view of the men who composed the Constitution, and scholarly work on the founding fathers. Following his remarks he…

    474 views
  • White House in 1800 A Residence for the Public
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    White House in 1800: A Residence for the Public

    Following opening remarks, historians talked about the early history of the White House and the presidency. Among the topics they addressed were the election of 1800 and it relevance to…

    284 views
  • Founding Fathers  the American Revolution Pt 1
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    Founding Fathers & the American Revolution, Pt 1

    In conjunction with the opening of the William G. McGowan Theater a group of historians and authors discussed the American founding fathers and their struggle for independence from England. The panel, called…

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  • The Founding Fathers and Federalism
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    The Founding Fathers and Federalism

    Scholars and authors participated in a forum titled, “Federalism Symposium: A Conversation with Scholars on Our Founding Fathers.” Mr. Will was the facilitator.

    670 views
  • emFounding Brothers The Revolutionary Generationem
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    Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

    Professor Joseph Ellis talked about his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, published by Knopf. The book examines the legacy of the American Revolution and the intertwined…

    729 views