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  • Legacies of the Founders
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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…

  • Conversation with Judge Douglas Ginsburg
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    Conversation with Judge Douglas Ginsburg

    Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit talked with Lynn University American Studies professor Robert Watson about Supreme Court history and…

  • Conversation With Richard Brookhiser
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    Conversation With Richard Brookhiser

    National Review senior editor Richard Brookhiser sits down for a conversation his career, his favorite Founding Fathers and the inspiration for his book, Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham…

  • HMS Jersey and the American Revolution
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    HMS Jersey and the American Revolution

    Historian Robert Watson talked about his book, The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution. He described how the British used the HMS Jersey, a former warship…

  • Conversation with Lynne Cheney
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    Conversation with Lynne Cheney

    Lynne Cheney spoke about her writing process and President Madison’s relationship with the other founders. She also previewed her upcoming book about the four Founding Fathers from Virginia.

  • Conversation with David McCullough
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    Conversation with David McCullough

    David McCullough spoke about why he thinks studying history is important, what his writing process is like, and how he started writing books. He also previewed his upcoming work about the…

  • Conversation With Gordon Wood
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    Conversation With Gordon Wood

    Gordon Wood talked about the social and economic backgrounds of the Founding Fathers and explores the origins of their values. He also talked about the Founding Fathers' thoughts on proper…

  • Conversation With Historian Joseph Ellis
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    Conversation With Historian Joseph Ellis

    Joseph Ellis spoke about what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, and what he likes most about each individual. This event was part of a series on the Founders hosted by the Society…

  • Robert Watson on emThe Nazi Titanicem
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    The Nazi Titanic

    Robert Watson talked about his book The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II, in which he recalls the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona. Built in 1927…

  • 1824 and 1828 Presidential Elections
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    1824 and 1828 Presidential Elections

    Professor Robert Watson lectured about the 1824 and 1828 elections, focusing on the role these elections played in shaping not only the practice of campaigns and elections but the practice…

  • Role of the First Lady
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    Role of the First Lady

    Robert Watson, author of The Presidents' Wives: Reassessing the Office of First Lady, talked by video link from Boynton Beach, Florida, about how the role of the first lady has changed…

  • emAmericas First Crisisem
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    America's First Crisis

    Robert Watson, American studies professor at Lynn University, talked about his book, America’s First Crisis: The War of 1812, in which he presents a history of the War of 1812. In his book, the author…

  • Unconventional Andrew Jackson
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    Unconventional Andrew Jackson

    American studies professor Robert Watson talked about the lesser-known stories of Andrew Jackson’s presidency, from his unpopular marriage to his passion for dueling and violence. Mr.…

  • First Ladies As Influence Makers
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    First Ladies As Influence Makers

    Historians talked about first ladies through history, exploring how the role has evolved. Topics included the move from solely traditional female activities centered on home and family to activism on behalf of important…

  • Lets Write Together Campaign
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    "Let's Write Together" Campaign

    Lynn University Professor Robert Watson and his son Alex talk about their campaign to get families to read and write together. Professor Watson and his son wrote a book for children titled…

  • emAffairs of Stateem
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    Affairs of State

    Robert Watson, founding editor of the journal, White House Studies, talked about his book, Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex, and Scandal, 1789-1900, in which…

  • Vice Presidential Debate Viewers Reaction Part 1
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    Vice Presidential Debate Viewers' Reaction, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer reaction to the vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden (D) and Representative Paul Ryan (R). Interviews in the spin room were shown…

  • Vice Presidential Debating Styles
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    Vice Presidential Debating Styles

    Robert Watson and Richard Benedetto analyzed the debating styles with of vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. C-SPAN archival video was shown from vice presidential debates…

  • President Truman and General MacArthur
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    President Truman and General MacArthur

    Ken Hechler, former White House assistant to President Truman, was interviewed by Robert Watson about President Truman’s relationship with General Douglas MacArthur. General MacArthur led…

  • Truman and Domestic Policy
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    Truman and Domestic Policy

    The panel talked about the domestic politics of President Truman. They focused on President Truman’s expansion of social programs and the relationship between the presidency and Congress in legislating President…

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