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    Future of Democracy in America

    Historian David Kennedy, author of American Pageant and Freedom From Fear, discussed the challenges and threats to democracy in America at a Commonwealth Club of California virtual event.…

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    The Presidency as an Institution

    Stanford University History Professor Emeritus David Kennedy talked about the history of the presidency as an institution. He explained how the presidency has functioned and changed since…

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    U.S. World War II Strategy

    Professor David Kennedy talked about U.S. World War II strategy. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this event.

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    Aftermath of World War II

    David Kennedy talked about the aftermath of World War II. Professor Kennedy argued that post-war changes, such as economic globalization and the formation of the United Nations, transformed America and the globe…

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    Influence of the Reconstruction Amendments

    Historians and legal scholars discuss the influence of the 13th and 14th Amendments on modern American society. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights for freed…

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    Teaching World War II in Schools

    David Kennedy and Rick Atkinson talked about how World War II shaped the world to come. Following their keynote addresses, panelists talked about the value and importance of teaching World…

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    Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

    Richard White presented a history of the operation of the transcontinental railroads. In his book the author recounts the social and economic impact the transcontinental railroads had on the way…

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    American Military and Civil Society

    U.S. Army officials spoke about the role of the military in civil society. Among the topics addressed were the end of the military ban on openly homosexual service known as “don’t as, don’t…

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    After War Intervention

    Historians discussed the aftermaths of wars. Andrew Rotter moderated. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Paul Kramer talked about “The Philippine-American War;” David Kennedy about “World War…

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