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  • An Evening with David and Julie Eisenhower
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    An Evening with David and Julie Eisenhower

    David Eisenhower and Julie Nixon Eisenhower famously met as children at the 1957 inauguration of his grandfather - President Dwight D. Eisenhower - and her father, Vice President Richard Nixon.…

  • Investigative Role of Congress
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    Investigative Role of Congress

    Participants talked about the historical use of the investigatory powers of Congress and oversight roles of various committees. Among the topics they addressed were the influence of…

  • Changes to Congress
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    Changes to Congress

    Panelists discussed “What Would the Founders Think of Congress Today?” at the Institute on Congress and American History’s week-long symposium for high school teachers on the teaching of history…

  • emThe Modern American Presidencyem
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    The Modern American Presidency

    Lewis Gould discussed the problems and triumphs of twentieth-century presidents in his book The Modern American Presidency, published by University Press of Kansas. The author analyzed the performance of…

  • Congress and the Press
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    Congress and the Press

    Participants talked about relations between the Congress and the media. Among the topics they addressed were the history of working relations between the two groups, the impact of new forms…

  • Congressional Impeachment Authority
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    Congressional Impeachment Authority

    Professor Hamilton served in 1973-74 on the legal staff of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on the impeachment inquiry of President Nixon. She talked about the…

  • Congress  Representative Government
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    Congress: Representative Government

    Dr. Livingston, Mr. Gillette, and Mr. Flanagan spoke about the history of the Institute and the forthcoming publication of the The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress. The Institute…

  • Congress and the Public
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    Congress and the Public

    Participants talked about the history of the relationships between the Congress and various sectors of the general public. Among the topics they addressed were the role of campaigns, party…

  • Center for American History
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    Center for American History

    Mr. Carleton talked about the Texas history collections and materials at the Center for American History at the University of Texas. Several of the books and materials were shown as part of…