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  • History of Congressional Reform and Rule Changes
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    History of Congressional Reform and Rule Changes

    The National History Center hosted a briefing on the history of congressional reform and rule changes since 1789. A panel of three historians presented perspectives on how these…

  • History of US Agricultural Policies
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    History of U.S. Agricultural Policies

    In a Capitol Hill panel discussion that was titled, “Historical Perspectives on Federal Agricultural Policy,” three agricultural historians discussed the history of U.S. farm bills,…

  • History of US Trade Policy
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    History of U.S. Trade Policy

    Panelists talked about the history of U.S. trade policy and discussed ways to approach current foreign trade. The National History Center in Washington, D.C. hosted this event.

  • History Professors Discuss Past  Current Infrastructure Projects
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    Infrastructure Development

    A group of historians talked about major American infrastructure projects of the past in the areas of aviation and surface transportation, and how they influenced current development. They also gave…

  • Automation and the Workforce
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    Automation and the Workforce

    This National History Center congressional briefing on automation and the workforce was presented by three historians who specialize in the topic. Beginning with early twentieth century…

  • Cold War and the Third World
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    Cold War and the Third World

    Professor Jason Parker talked about U.S. diplomacy during the Cold War. He is the author of Hearts, Minds, Voices: U.S. Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World.

  • Origins of Executive Orders
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    Origins of Executive Orders

    Professors spoke about the history and effectiveness of executive orders. They discussed the major orders presidents have created in the last 80 years and explained how presidential directives and…

  • Humanitarianism in the Mid18th Century
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    Humanitarianism in the Mid-18th Century

    Amanda Moniz talked about her book, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism. She spoke about the motivations and charity work of mid-18th century…

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Professors Julian Zelizer and Orville Vernon Burton talked about the factors that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and challenges to voter’s rights after the Supreme…

  • History of Incarceration
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    History of Incarceration

    Panelists talked about the history of incarceration and prison reform in the Unites States. The panelists examined different trends in prison structure and inmate control from the early…

  • Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective
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    Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective

    Experts discussed their recent research on German, Mexican, and Asian immigrant entrepreneurship. This “Congressional Briefing on Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective” was…