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    George Washington and the First Congress

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government. Mr. Bordewich read passages from…

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    Victory with No Name

    Professor Colin Calloway talked about the significance of the 1791 Native American defeat of the U.S. Army over disputed Ohio territory.

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    George Washington and the 1787 Constitutional Convention

    Edward Larson talked about George Washington’s role in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Washington agreed to participate as the delegate from Virginia and was then voted to preside over the convention. The…

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    Election of 1796

    Jeffrey Pasley talked about the creation of American political parties, the issues they disagreed on, and the media wars they waged in 18th century newspapers. The election of 1796 was the…

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    Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris

    Richard Brookhiser talked about his biography Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution, published by Free Press. Gouverneur Morris was the one legged colonial…

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    George Washington, Commander In Chief

    Lieutenant General Dave Palmer (Ret.), military historian and former superintendent of West Point, talked about George Washington’s role as the first presidential commander in chief. Gen. Palmer talked about the George…

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    Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon

    Scott Casper and Dennis Pogue conducted this tour of Mount Vernon on March 25, 2008. Mr. Casper discussed the lives of blacks on the estate and Sarah Johnson. Scott Casper is the author of Sarah…

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    Building the White House

    White House historian William Seale talked about George Washington’s involvement in the planning and construction of the White House, as well as the the White House as a symbol of national identity. Among the topics he addresses…

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    Establishing the Federal City

    Scott Berg spoke about the founding of the District of Columbia and its place as the seat of the federal government. In his remarks he talked about the collaboration between George Washington and architect Pierre Charles…

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    In Depth with John Ferling

    Author and historian John Ferling talked about his life and career. He was interviewed in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. Scenes of…

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    The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac

    Mr. Achenbach talked about his book The Grand Idea: George Washington’s Potomac and the Race to the West, published by Simon and Schuster. In the book Mr. Achenbach examined George Washington’s…

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