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    President James Madison's Life and Career

    Lynne Cheney talked about President James Madison’s personality, health problems, and political career. She also spoke about the influential women in President Madison’s life. The presentation…

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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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    Founders and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit discussed the history and evolution of the U.S. Supreme Court. He explained how justices decided…

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    Abraham Lincoln and the Founding Fathers

    Historian Richard Brookhiser talks about the Founding Fathers who influenced Abraham Lincoln - George Washington, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Brookhiser is the author of…

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    George Washington and the Early Presidency

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith discussed how George Washington’s vision for the American Republic shaped the role of president. Mr. Smith then talked about Founding Fathers…

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    Ideals of the Founding Fathers

    David McCullough talked about how the founders, particularly John Adams, valued education, viewed slavery, and persevered in the face of hardship. Mr. McCullough then spoke about how these…

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    Values of the Founding Fathers

    Gordon Wood spoke about what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, how scholarship on the Revolutionary period has evolved, and what he thinks the people misunderstand about the…

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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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    Newt Gingrich-Palm Beach County Lincoln Day Dinner

    Newt Gingrich spoke at the Lincoln Day Dinner at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida. At the dinner Gingrich was endorsed by former candidate Herman Cain. Representative…

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    1776

    David McCullough talked about his book, 1776, published by Simon and Schuster, and George Washington’s legacy. The book chronicled the military side of the American Revolution, described the role the…

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    Victories on the Horizon

    Lady Margaret Thatcher addressed members of GOPAC concerning world governments and world politics. Lady Margaret Thatcher served as the head of Britain’s Conservative Party and as British Prime…

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    Mount Vernon Museum Opening Ceremony

    David McCullough made the keynote address at opening ceremonies for the Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Mount Vernon. Roger Mudd acted as master of…

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    Purple Heart Ceremony

    Seven service members were awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony held near President Washington’s tomb at the Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and the…

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    Public Broadcasting Issues

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board of Directors held a meeting to review the fiscal year 2006 budget and the report from the president of the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. Among…

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    Republican Agenda

    Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) spoke about the Republican agenda for the remainder of the 105th Congress and beyond. This was part of a semiannual meeting for GOPAC charter members. Speaker…

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    1996 Elections

    Donald Rumsfeld, Chairman of Dole/Kemp '96, reflected on Republican campaign efforts and examined how they could improve their campaigning techniques. He also criticized the Democratic…

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    Republican Party Future

    Mr. Barbour, who will soon complete his term as chair of the Republican National Committee, spoke about the future of the Republican Party. He also reflected on the elections and argued that the…

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    California Civil Rights Initiative

    Ward Connerly, president of the California Civil Rights Initiative, spoke about the successful campaign for proposition 209, which ended affirmative action programs in the California state…

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    GOPAC Meeting

    Ms. Gay Hart Gaines, GOPAC Chairman, read some personal comments from GOPAC members to House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Then, Speaker Gingrich spoke about the challenges facing the Republican party in the 1996…

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    Republican Issues

    Republicans gathered at an annual fall meeting of GOPAC, an organization which trains Republicans for campaigns and helps fund those campaigns. Rep. Parker spoke about why he recently…

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