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  • 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.

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  • 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…

    380 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…

    308 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.

    638 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…

    443 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…

    920 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…

    542 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…

    824 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…

    464 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.…

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  • 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…

    333 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,…

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  • 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…

    502 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.…

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  • 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…

    569 views
  • 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,…

    549 views
  • Life Portrait of James Madison
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    Life Portrait of James Madison

    In the fourth in a series on American presidents, James Madison’s life and career were discussed. Mr. Rakove talked about Madison’s childhood and his education. He took calls from viewers. Ms.…

    3,300 views
  • emA Slave in the White Houseem
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    A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. In her book she recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the…

    419 views
  • Gilmore Cabin at Montpelier
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    Gilmore Cabin at Montpelier

    The history of the transition from slavery to freedom for African Americans is told at the Gilmore Cabin on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier in Virginia. Born a slave for President Madison in 1810, George…

    522 views
  • Catherine Allgor on Dolley Madison
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    Catherine Allgor on Dolley Madison

    Catherine Allgor discussed how first lady Dolley Madison came to symbolize the new American democracy in the War of 1812. She responded to questions from members of the audience at the Norfolk…

    526 views
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