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  • Creation of the Electoral College and Chief Executive
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    Creation of the Electoral College and Chief Executive

    Author Ray Raphael chronicled the debate at the Constitutional Convention over who should elect the U.S. president. He also described the arguments made by George Washington, James Madison, and…

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    1812

    Author Nicole Eustace, history professor at New York University, discusses her book, 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism, in which she examines the affect the War of 1812 had on American politics…

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    Defiance of the Patriots

    Benjamin Carp talked about the causes and impact of the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. He spoke at the David Library of the American Revolution. He also responded to questions from…

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    Washington's Crossing

    Mr. Fischer talked about his book, Washington’s Crossing, published by Oxford University Press. In the book, the author examines the history behind George Washington’s crossing of the…

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    Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin

    David Waldstreicher talked about his book Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution, published by Hill and Wang. In the book he re-examined Benjamin Franklin,…

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    Founding Friendship

    Mr. Leibiger spoke about his book Founding Friendship: George Washington, James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic, published by the University of Virginia Press. The book…

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