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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…

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  • American Empire and the Nations Founding
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    American Empire and the Nation's Founding

    Kenneth Bowling spoke about the concept of an “American Empire.” Mr. Bowling argued that the country was not simply founded on principles of republican government, but also on a deeply…

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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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  • Discussion on the Birth of Washington DC
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    Birth of Washington, D.C.

    Kenneth Bowling talked about how Washington, D.C., became the Capital of the United States. He spoke about how the location was chosen, the figures that shaped the city’s creation, and the plan…

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  • War of 1812 200th Anniversary Kenneth Bowling
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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Kenneth Bowling

    Kenneth Bowling spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. “American Under Fire: Mr. Madison’s war and the…

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  • Annapolis as the Seat of Congress 1783
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    Annapolis as the Seat of Congress 1783

    Kenneth Bowling, history professor at George Washington University talked about the relocation of Congress from Princeton, New Jersey to Annapolis, Maryland in 1783. He stated that the plan…

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  • emBirth of the Nationem and emCreating the Bill of Rightsem
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    Birth of the Nation and Creating the Bill of Rights

    Charlene Bickford and Ken Bowling talked about their books Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress, 1789-1791, published by Madison House Publishers, and Creating the Bill of…

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  • Washington and the Founding of Washington DC
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    Washington and the Founding of Washington, DC

    Mr. Bowling talked about George Washington’s fascination with the Potomac River which led to the development along the river which led to the choice of Washington, DC for the location of…

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  • Lobbying the Early Congress Part 1
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    Lobbying the Early Congress Part 1

    Mr. DiGiacomantonio spoke about an overview of lobbying efforts by citizens during the first federal Congress which met in Philadelphia. He spoke about the process of lobbying by…

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  • Lobbying the Early Congress Part 4
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    Lobbying the Early Congress Part 4

    Professor Desan outlined the implications of the 1793 Supreme Court case Chisholm v. Georgia on lobbying. In the case, the Court decided that a citizen of South Carolina could sue another…

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  • Civil Rights and Labor Rally Against Florida Election
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    Civil Rights and Labor Rally Against Florida Election

    Labor leaders and civil right activists spoke on the steps of the Florida Supreme Court building about the 2000 election results and the inauguration of George W. Bush. Among the issues…

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  • Florida Election Rally
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    Florida Election Rally

    The AFL-CIO held a rally in support of a ballot recount in the Florida election for president.

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  • Lobbying the Early Congress Part 2
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    Lobbying the Early Congress Part 2

    Mr. Pasley spoke about the manner of lobbying the first few Congresses under the control of Federalists. He examined how people lobbied Congress from inside the institution and the closely…

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  • Lobbying the Early Congress Part 3
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    Lobbying the Early Congress Part 3

    Professor John spoke about petitioning efforts by citizens by letters, often through indirect means, rather than sending them directly to members of Congress. He focused particularly on the…

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