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  • First Federal Congress
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    First Federal Congress

    Journalist Cokie Roberts moderated a discussion on the First Federal Congress at the American Historical Association annual meeting. The panel talked about the nation’s founders, including…

  • George Washington and the First Congress
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    George Washington and the First Congress

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government. Mr. Bordewich read passages from…

  • The Compromise of 1850
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    The Compromise of 1850

    Fergus Bordewich talked about the Compromise of 1850 and the two generations of senators who dominated the great debate. Mr. Bordewich focused on Henry Clay, Stephen Douglas, and the impact…

  • Congress at 225 Years
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    Congress at 225 Years

    Panelists talked about the the First United States Congress, which met from March 4, 1789 to March 4, 1791 to implement the Constitution and create a new government. Charlene Bickford, director of the First…

  • emAmericas Great Debateem
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    America's Great Debate

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. In it he tells the story of the nation’s westward…