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  • History of Impeachment
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    History of Impeachment

    The co-authors of Impeachment: An American History talked about the only three presidential impeachment proceedings ever conducted: those involving Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill…

    1,836 views
  • Christianity Sex and Politics in the 20th Century
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    Christianity, Sex, and Politics in the 20th Century

    Scholar of American Christianity Marie Griffith talked about her book, Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics. Professor Griffith argued that…

    479 views
  • Abundance Wages and the Great Depression
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    Abundance, Wages, and the Great Depression

    Southern Methodist University professor Alexis McCrossen teaches a class on the abundance of the 1920s and the Great Depression. She argues that low wages and an unequal distribution of wealth hindered…

    1,590 views
  • Senator Ted Cruz and Rep Beto ORourke Face Off in Texas Senate Debate
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    Texas Senate Debate

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) faced Democratic challenger Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) in Dallas for the first of three scheduled debates.

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  • emWhy Wilson Mattersem
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    Why Wilson Matters

    Professor Tony Smith talked about his book Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today, in which he offers his thoughts on the impact of President Woodrow Wilson on American…

    1,283 views
  • emWhen the World Seemed Newem
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    When the World Seemed New

    Jeffrey Engel talked about his book When the World Seemed New, in which he examines George H.W. Bush’s foreign policy initiatives at the start of the post-Cold War world.

    478 views
  • Alexandra Zapruder Discusses JFK Assassination
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    Abraham Zapruder and JFK Assassination

    Alexandra Zapruder talked about her book, Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film. Abraham Zapruder filmed President Kennedy’s Dallas motorcade and assassination in 1963…

    1,583 views
  • First Lady Florence Harding
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    First Lady Florence Harding

    Katherine Sibley talked about how Florence Harding set new precedents as first lady by advocating for causes such as veterans' assistance and animal rights. She also talked about how President Warren…

    708 views
  • Southern Methodist University 2017 Commencement Address
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    Southern Methodist University 2017 Commencement Address

    National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins delivered the commencement address for 2017 graduates of Southern Methodist University (SMU). After his remarks, Dr. Collins played the guitar and…

    1,391 views
  • Thomas Jefferson and Election of 1800
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    Thomas Jefferson and Election of 1800

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy talked about the election of 1800 and Thomas Jefferson’s “peaceful revolution.” He argued that the election was one of the most toxic in U.S. history and that it relied…

    1,615 views
  • Founding Era Music and Politics
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    Founding Era Music and Politics

    Professor Kirsten Wood talked about the political use of music during the founding era of the United States. She explained that patriotic music created in this period was used for many purposes,…

    428 views
  • Reevaluating Mary Lincoln
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    Re-evaluating Mary Lincoln

    Author Catherine Clinton talked about the changing historical narratives about President Lincoln’s wife, Mary. She spoke about how Mary would have been remembered if she had died instead of her husband…

    864 views
  • President George W Bush Commencement Address at SMU
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    Southern Methodist University Commencement Address

    Former President George W. Bush gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of Southern Methodist University in Moody Coliseum on the main campus. In his first commencement…

    997 views
  • Religion and Public Policy
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    Religion and Public Policy

    Four scholars gave presentations on religion and public policy throughout American history. The papers were “Teaching about Religion in Red State America” by Mark Chancey; “The Welfare of Faith” by Allison Collis Greene; “Orchestrating Death…

    407 views
  • Discussion on Politics and Religion
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    Politics and Religion

    Four scholars gave presentations on the relationship between politics and religion throughout American history. The papers were: “The Resurrection of African-American Conservatives” by Anthea Butler; “The Rise of the 'Nones'” by Matthew…

    315 views
  • Discussion on Nuclear Weapons and National Security
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    Nuclear Weapons and National Security

    Professor Francis Gavin and Air Force General Robert Kehler (Retired) talked about nuclear weapons and national security. Joshua Rovner of Southern Methodist University’s Tower Center for…

    316 views
  • Discussion on History and Policy Makers
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    History and Policy Makers

    Professor Fred Logevall talked about how policy makers use and misuse the past. He cited a number of historical analogies and how they’ve been used by contemporary policy makers, including…

    452 views
  • Religious Faith and Politics
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    Religious Faith and Politics

    Four scholars gave presentations on the intersection of religious faith and politics. Professor Kate Carte Engel’s presentation was titled, “The Founding Fathers and Modern America"; Professor Darren Dochuk’s, "Crude Awakenings in…

    631 views
  • Discussion on Religion and Social Issues
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    Religion and Social Issues

    Four scholars gave presentations about religion, politics, and social issues throughout American history. Topics included Christianity and Islam in America, as well as the history of religious groups and immigration policy. The papers were “In the Bowels of a Free &…

    954 views
  • Discussion on the 1968 Presidential Election
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    1968 Presidential Election

    Professor Michael Nelson talked about how and why Richard Nixon’s victory in the 1968 presidential election came at a pivotal time in American politics. 1968 was marked by the…

    896 views
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