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  • Revolutionary War Roots of the Civil War
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    Revolutionary War Roots of the Civil War

    Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winning historian Gordon Wood delivered a talk titled “The Revolutionary Roots of the Civil War.” Professor Wood discussed the Founders views on slavery and…

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  • James Madison and Democracy
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    James Madison and Democracy

    Jeffrey Rosen talked about James Madison and democratic ideals. Mr. Rosen is president and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. He argued, in part, that social media platforms…

    712 views
  • Women and the Founding Era
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    Women and the Founding Era

    George Mason University Professor Rosemarie Zagarri looked at the role of women during America’s founding era. She talked about how prior to the Revolution women had either no or very…

    407 views
  • Religion and the American Revolution
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    Religion and the American Revolution

    Jeffry Morrison talked about the role of religion in the American Revolution. He explored the meaning of words or phrases in the Declaration of Independence, such as references to a “Creator,” "Supreme…

    2,052 views
  • Presidential Politics and Judicial Independence
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    Presidential Politics and Judicial Independence

    Professors Morgan and Tushnet talked about political influences in the court. Among the issues they addressed were the past patterns and present tendencies in executive nominations, Senate…

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  • Race Slavery and the Constitution
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    Race, Slavery, and the Constitution

    The professors and Sen. Kennedy talked about issues of race in regard to the Constitution. The participants gave prepared remarks and then held a discussion of the issues. Following their…

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