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  • James Madison and Democracy
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    James Madison and Democracy

    Jeffrey Rosen talked about James Madison and democratic ideals. Mr. Rosen is president and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. He argued, in part, that social media platforms…

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  • Dolley Madisons Political Talents
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    Dolley Madison's Political Talents

    This program featured Dolley Madison’s political talents and the working partnership she forged with her husband, James, to create a sense of personal and political excitement during their White House…

    329 views
  • emThe Three Lives of James Madisonem
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    The Three Lives of James Madison

    Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman recounted the political life of James Madison.

    916 views
  • QA with Noah Feldman
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    Q&A with Noah Feldman

    Noah Feldman talked about The Three Lives of James Madison, his book on the former president’s role in creating the Constitution, his co-founding of the Republican Party, and his time as…

    1,354 views
  • emBecoming Madisonem
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    Becoming Madison

    Michael Signer talked about his book Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father, in which he chronicles how James Madison overcame several obstacles to become a Founding Father…

    464 views
  • Conversation with Lynne Cheney
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    Conversation with Lynne Cheney

    Lynne Cheney spoke about her writing process and President Madison’s relationship with the other founders. She also previewed her upcoming book about the four Founding Fathers from Virginia.

    248 views
  • President James Madisons Life and Career
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    President James Madison's Life and Career

    Lynne Cheney talked about President James Madison’s personality, health problems, and political career. She also spoke about the influential women in President Madison’s life. The presentation…

    605 views
  • Constitution and Bill of Rights Debate
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    Constitution and Bill of Rights Debate

    Richard Brookhiser talked about the Constitutional Convention and the debate over whether to include a bill of rights in the founding document.

    1,116 views
  • Dutch and English Influence on the Constitution
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    Dutch and English Influence on the Constitution

    Mau VanDuren talked about his book Many Heads and Many Hands: James Madison’s Search for a More Perfect Union, in which he argues that American constitutional values, such as freedom of…

    774 views
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    Madison's Hand

    Mary Sarah Bilder talked about her book Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention, in which she examines James Madison’s notes on the 1787 Constitutional Convention. She spoke…

    1,482 views
  • emA Slave in the White Houseem
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    A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. The…

    772 views
  • In Depth with Lynne Cheney
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    In Depth with Lynne Cheney

    Lynne Cheney talked about her life and career and responded to viewer calls and questions. Her latest book is James Madison: A Life Reconsidered. He other books include We the People, Blue…

    1,343 views
  • Michael Signer on emBecoming Madisonem
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    Becoming Madison

    Michael Signer talked about his book, Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father, and responded to questions from the audience. He spoke in the James…

    720 views
  • Discussion on the History of the Treaty of Ghent
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    History of the Treaty of Ghent

    Park Ranger Jim Bailey talked about the history and importance of the Treaty of Ghent. He discussed the origins of the war of 1812 and how the British and Americans responded to the treaty.…

    562 views
  • Discussion on President James Madison and the War of 1812
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    President Madison and the War of 1812

    Historical reenactor John Douglas Hall portrayed President Madison and discussed the origins of the War of 1812. To mark the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent by the…

    626 views
  • QA David Stewart
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    Q&A with David Stewart

    David O. Stewart talked about his book Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America, in which he explores the role that James Madison played in the founding of the U.S. In his book,…

    1,449 views
  • emJames Madison A Life Reconsideredem
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    James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

    Lynne Cheney talked about her book, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered, in which she examines the political philosophy and presidential tenure of America’s fourth president. President…

    729 views
  • James Madison and the Constitution
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    James Madison and the Constitution

    Jack Rakove talked about James Madison’s role in the creation of the Constitution. He also spoke about James Madison’s arguments in the Federalist papers he co-published with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.…

    1,362 views
  • James Madison and the Constitution
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    James Madison and the Constitution

    Christ Arndt talked about the constitutional conventions of the late 1700s, including the failures of the Articles of Confederation and the role of James Madison in the framing of the…

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  • emMr and Mrs Madisons Warem
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    Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War

    Historian Hugh Howard recounts the War of 1812 from the view point of President James Madison and first lady Dolley Madison. The author examines President Madison’s decision to declare war,…

    631 views
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