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  • Humor in the White House
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    Humor in the White House

    Historian H.W. Brands talked about humor in the White House and the role it plays in presidential politics. From George Washington to Donald Trump, he considered how funny American chief…

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  • Pennsylvania Presidential Sites Tour
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    Pennsylvania Presidential Sites Tour

    Richard Norton Smith conducted a tour of presidential sites. A C-SPAN videojournalist accompanied the group. Included are the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, grave site of President James Buchanan and his home,…

    642 views
  • Lessons from the Bush Presidency
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    Lessons from the Bush Presidency

    Kasey Pipes, a former speech writer for President Bush, talked about lessons to be learned from the Bush presidency. He focused on decisions made by President Bush and the impact of the September 11, 2001, terrorist…

    105 views
  • Virginia Presidential Sites Tour
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    Virginia Presidential Sites Tour

    Richard Norton Smith conducted a tour of presidential sites. A C-SPAN videojournalist accompanied the group. Included are several sites in Virginia relating the history of Presidents George Washington,…

    622 views
  • Virginia Historical Sites Tour
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    Virginia Historical Sites Tour

    Richard Norton Smith conducted a tour of historical sites. A C-SPAN videojournalist accompanied the group. Included are several sites in Virginia including the Appomattox Court House where General Lee…

    802 views
  • Religion and the Presidency Early Presidents
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    Religion and the Presidency: Early Presidents

    The speakers focused on the early U.S. presidents and the effect of religion on their presidencies. President Washington was referred to as a Deist. President Jefferson was secretive about his…

    184 views
  • Religion and Presidency Modern Presidents 2
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    Religion and Presidency: Modern Presidents, 2

    Political science professors talked about the impact of religion on modern Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, including their religious practices, such as church…

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  • Religion and Presidency Modern Presidents 1
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    Religion and Presidency: Modern Presidents, 1

    In a forum on religion and the presidency, the panelists focused on the modern presidents from Harry Truman to John Kennedy. After their presentations they answered audience members'…

    122 views
  • Religion and the Presidency  George W Bush
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    Religion and the Presidency: George W. Bush

    The panelists talked about the impact of religion on President George W. Bush, including the fact that faith gave him courage. He was probably re-elected because so many religious people…

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  • Religion and the Presidency 2004 Election
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    Religion and the Presidency: 2004 Election

    The panelists talked about feelings about values and ethics that affected the 2004 presidential election. Topics included the variety of Catholic beliefs and votes, differences between…

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