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  • 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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  • emFirst Founding Fatherem
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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…

    602 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…

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  • 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…

    434 views
  • 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…

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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…

    221 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…

    526 views
  • Benjamin Franklins Faith
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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…

    776 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…

    389 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.

    355 views
  • emThe Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitutionem
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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…

    282 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…

    494 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…

    666 views
  • First Federal Congress
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    First Federal Congress

    Journalist Cokie Roberts moderated a discussion on the First Federal Congress at the American Historical Association annual meeting. The panel talked about the nation’s founders, including…

    176 views
  • Colonial America Before the Revolution
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    Colonial America Before the Revolution

    Professor James Broussard taught a class on the lead-up to the American Revolution. He described actions by the British government, such as the Stamp Act and stationing British troops…

    1,100 views
  • 1774 Dunmores War and the Battle of Point Pleasant
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    1774 Dunmore's War and the Battle of Point Pleasant

    Military historian Glenn Williams talked about his book, Dunmore’s War: The Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era. In this illustrated talk, Mr. Williams detailed the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant…

    207 views
  • Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Discuss 1812 Battle of New Orleans
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    Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

    Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger talked about their book Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, in which they provide a history of the War of 1812's Battle of New Orleans.

    1,516 views
  • Alexander Hamiltons Views on National Debt
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    Alexander Hamilton's Views on National Debt

    Professor Robert Wright talked about Alexander Hamilton’s views on national debt and imagined how the Founding Father would address U.S. debt in the 21st century.

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  • After Words with Senator Mike Lee
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    After Words with Senator Mike Lee

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) talked about his book Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government, in which he recalls the work of forgotten early American figures who…

    1,593 views
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