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  • emHamiltonem
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    Hamilton

    Historian Tony Williams recalled the political life of Alexander Hamilton.

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  • Role of Women in America 17701850
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    Role of Women in America, 1770-1850

    Historian Elisabeth Griffith examined the history of women in America from the 1770s to the 1850s, looking at their roles inside the home, occupations in the workforce, and their legal…

    207 views
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    Invading Mexico

    Joseph Wheelan explores the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. The author chronicles President James Polk’s desire to acquire California via war and the popular dissent that followed the start of the war…

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  • Legacies of the Founders
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    Legacies of the Founders

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Joseph Ellis and Gordon Wood discussed the legacies of the Founding Fathers. They also explored the relationships between several of these leaders and…

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    American Phoenix

    Jane Hampton Cook talked about her book, American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence. She spoke at the 2014 Fall for the…

    703 views
  • Henry Clay John C Calhoun and Daniel Webster
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    Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster

    Author H.W. Brands discussed 19th century political figures Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster. He explained why the three statesmen were critical to American politics between…

    378 views
  • Founders and the US Supreme Court
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    Founders and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit discussed the history and evolution of the U.S. Supreme Court. He explained how justices decided…

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    First Founding Father

    Historian Harlow Giles Unger recounted the efforts of Richard Henry Lee in the Revolutionary War; from his call for independence from Britain in the Second Continental Congress to his…

    641 views
  • Africans Native Americans and the English in 1619 Virginia
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    Africans, Native Americans, and the English in 1619 Virginia

    Historians discussed the arrival of the first African slaves to Virginia in 1619 and their encounters and cultural exchanges with Native Americans and English settlers. The John W. Kluge Center…

    586 views
  • The Bible and the Founding of the American Constitutional Republic
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    The Bible and the Founding of the American Constitutional Republic

    American University public affairs professor Daniel Dreisbach talked about the Bible and the founding of the American constitutional republic. He was one of the speakers at a symposium on…

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  • The Bible and the American Revolution
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    The Bible and the American Revolution

    Vanderbilt Divinity School professor James Byrd explored references to the Bible during the American Revolution. He spoke at a symposium on the Bible and its influence on the founding of…

    655 views
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    The American Revolution and the Press

    Author Carol Sue Humphries explored the importance of the press and its impact during the American Revolution in her book, The American Revolution and the Press: The Promise of Independence. C-SPAN’s…

    234 views
  • Political Theory and the Early Republic
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    Political Theory and the Early Republic

    American History TV visited a Georgetown University Law Center course called “Recent Books on the Constitution,” which invites authors to answer student questions about their work. In this…

    624 views
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    Benjamin Franklin's Faith

    Baylor University History professor Thomas Kidd talked about Ben Franklin’s faith. He was one of the speakers at a symposium hosted by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., which…

    818 views
  • Alexander Hamilton and Fiscal Responsibility
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    Alexander Hamilton and Fiscal Responsibility

    Alexander Hamilton biographer and chair of the Museum of American Finance Richard Sylla discussed Hamilton’s views on the National debt and fiscal responsibility, and compared those views…

    423 views
  • The Bible and the Founding of America Roundtable
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    The Bible and the Founding of America Roundtable

    Historians discussed the Bible and its influence on the founding of America at a symposium hosted by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.

    387 views
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    The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution

    Brion McClanahan examines the U.S. Constitution and presented his thoughts on the authors of the document’s original intentions and whether its current interpretation should be rigid or flexible.…

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  • Revisiting Founding Era Documents
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    Revisiting Founding Era Documents

    Historians Carol Berkin and Denver Brunsman, community leader Farah Jimenez, and the Constitutional Sources Project executive director Julie Silverbrook highlighted two lesser known…

    306 views
  • Arch Street Meeting House
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    Arch Street Meeting House

    Lynne Calamia gave a tour of the Arch Street Friends Meeting House in Philadelphia. It has been a location of religious worship since 1696, and the land for the meeting house was deeded by…

    529 views
  • History of the Slave Trade
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    History of the Slave Trade

    Settled in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island, was the largest slave trade port in North America. Keith Stokes, vice president of the 1696 Heritage Group and a descendant of slaves in Newport, talked about the life…

    696 views
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