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  • 1850s Political Crisis
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    1850s Political Crisis

    The decade before the Civil War was a time of upheaval, comprise and sectional differences. A panel of historians looked at the political crisis of the 1850s and discussed the politicians…

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  • Eisenhowers Legacy and DDay
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    Eisenhower's Legacy and D-Day

    The 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord was in 2019. On June 6, 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. In this program, a panel of World War II historians and Dwight D.…

    750 views
  • Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg
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    Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg

    Gettysburg College professor Michael Birkner looked at Dwight Eisenhower’s interest in the Civil War, particularly Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg. Dwight…

    732 views
  • President James Buchanan and Southern Secession
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    President James Buchanan and Southern Secession

    History professors John Quist and Michael Birkner talked about President James Buchanan’s time in office and his inability to stop southern states from seceding from the Union. This talk…

    1,312 views
  • Abraham Lincoln Discussion
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    Abraham Lincoln Discussion

    Professor Boritt talked about the life legacy and writings of President Lincoln. Following his remarks he answered questions from students.

    179 views
  • James Buchanans Career
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    James Buchanan's Career

    Professor Birkner and Mr. Binder talked about the political career of President Buchanan. They covered his early career as a diplomat in Europe and his life as a “Jacksonian” federalist in…

    325 views
  • New Hampshire Primary History
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    New Hampshire Primary History

    Participants discussed the history of the New Hampshire primary since World War Two. After Professor Birkner’s presentation on the New Hampshire primary, he and the others discussed past…

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