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    Congress Hall

    Matthew Ifill talked about Congress Hall, located next to Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. The U.S. Congress met in the building from 1790 to 1800 and Presidents George Washington and John…

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    Frederick Law Olmsted and U.S. Capitol Grounds

    U.S. Capitol Historical Society chief guide and public historian Steve Livengood took viewers on a virtual tour of the Capitol grounds that were designed by landscape architect Frederick Law…

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    Life and Career of Shirley Chisholm

    Former Congresswoman Chisholm talked about her career as a politician, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and a fighter for civil rights. She was a candidate for the Democratic…

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    Jefferson and the Federalists in Washington, D.C.

    U.S. Capitol Historical Society Chief Historian William “Chuck” diGiacomantonio discussed the tumultuous interactions between Democratic-Republican President Thomas Jefferson and Federalist…

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    Congress, Political Parties and Polarization

    The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia hosted a discussion on Congress, political parties, and polarization from the time of America’s founding through the Civil War to today.…

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    Legacy of Jeannette Rankin

    Jane Armstrong Hudiburg talked about the life and legacy of suffragist, pacifist and politician Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

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    Women in Congress, Part 2

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott used a selection of artifacts from their collections to tell the story of black members of congress between the 1920s and the 1970s. This program draws…

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    African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and House curator Farar Elliott discussed the history of African Americans who served in Congress during the late 19th century.

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    The Weekly With Professor Robert Browning

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    Professor Robert Browning discussed the historical significance of the lame duck session and how often Congress finds itself wrangling over big ticket items right before the holidays.…

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    Congressional Investigations of Cyber Threats

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Representatives Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Will Hurd (R-TX) talked about congressional progress on investigating cybersecurity threats. They spoke at the Aspen…

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    Culture of the Antebellum Congress

    Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the culture of Congress in the Antebellum Era. He described how members of Congress in the early 1800s bonded across party lines through tobacco use,…

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    Burning Down the House

    Princeton University History Professor Julian Zelizer explored the political ascendancy of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and argued that his congressional leadership was the beginning…

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    King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    Wil Haygood talked about the paperback reissue of his book King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., first published in 1993 by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, Mr.…

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    Removal of Former Speakers' Portraits Who Served in Confederacy

    Portraits of former House speakers who served in the Confederacy were removed from display in the U.S. Capitol at the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

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    Congress at War

    Historian Fergus Bordewich argued that Congress, led by the Republican Party, played a vital role in the Union’s victory in the Civil War.

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    The Meanest Man in Congress

    Brendan and Timothy McNulty talked about their book, The Meanest Man in Congress: Jack Brooks and the Making of an American Century, in which they recalled the life and work of the late…

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    Drinking in the Antebellum Congress

    Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the prevalence of drinking in both the political and social life of congressional representatives before the Civil War. This interview was recorded…

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    From Inclusion to Influence

    In his book, From Inclusion to Influence: Latino Representation in Congress and Latino Political Incorporation, author Walter Wilson explored the efforts of Latinos in Congress and the importance of Latino…

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