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  • 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.

    1,329 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…

    359 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.

    607 views
  • 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…

    1,469 views
  • emOn Slaverys Borderem
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    On Slavery's Border

    Diane Mutti talked about her book, On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865, about slavery that existed along the Missouri River, and explored slave and owner relationships…

    255 views
  • emEcstatic Nationem
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    Ecstatic Nation

    Brenda Wineapple talked about her book, Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877, in which she presents a history of the United States in the mid-nineteenth century.…

    455 views
  • 1790 Congressional Debate on Slavery and Race
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    1790 Congressional Debate on Slavery and Race

    History professor Paul Polgar talks about the federal Congress' first national debate on slavery and race held in 1790. Professor Polgar argues that this discussion; which focused on…

    1,359 views
  • Presidency of Andrew Jackson
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    Presidency of Andrew Jackson

    Arizona State University professor Jonathan Barth talked about the rise of Andrew Jackson and his presidency. He focused on Jackson’s clashes with Whig party members such as Henry Clay and Daniel…

    2,506 views
  • Museum of the American Revolution
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    Museum of the American Revolution

    Staff from the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia showcased exhibits and artifacts and responded to viewer comments and questions. The museum opened in April 2017.

    926 views
  • Religion and the American Revolution
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    Religion and the American Revolution

    Jeffry Morrison talked about the role of religion in the American Revolution. He explored the meaning of words or phrases in the Declaration of Independence, such as references to a “Creator,” "Supreme…

    1,314 views
  • Researching Alexander Hamilton
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    Researching Alexander Hamilton

    Yale University historian Joanne Freeman talked about her life-long research on Alexander Hamilton. She told the story of how she became interested in this particular Founding Father and…

    740 views
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    Revolution Song

    Russell Shorto talked about his book Revolution Song, in which he looks at America’s founding through the lives of six people, including a cobbler-cum-politician, a freed slave, the…

    803 views
  • Conspiracies in the Early Republic
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    Conspiracies in the Early Republic

    James Lewis talked about Vice President Aaron Burr, his deadly duel with Alexander Hamilton, and the conspiracy surrounding his westward venture. He connected these events to larger…

    111 views
  • Natural Rights and the Constitution
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    Natural Rights and the Constitution

    Professor Vincent Phillip Muñoz taught a class on some of the intellectual ideas, such as “natural rights,” underpinning the American founding and Constitution. He discussed with the class…

    395 views
  • Americas First Shaker Settlement
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    America's First Shaker Settlement

    Starlyn D’Angelo, director of the Albany Shaker Heritage Society and historic site, talked about the history of Shakers in Albany. The site was home to the very first Shaker settlement in the U.S. The…

    837 views
  • Charles Carroll House
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    Charles Carroll House

    Sharon Kennedy toured the Charles Carroll House in Annapolis, Maryland, one of only fifteen surviving birthplaces of signers of the Declaration of Independence. Charles Carroll was the only Catholic to sign the…

    232 views
  • Roger Williams and the Founding of Providence
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    Roger Williams and the Founding of Providence

    History Professor Stanley Lemons talked about about the founding of the First Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as its founder Roger Williams. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs)…

    745 views
  • Voices of the Northern Plains Exhibit
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    "Voices of the Northern Plains" Exhibit

    Harry Thompson gave a tour of the “Voices of the Northern Plains” exhibit at the Center for Western Studies. The exhibit tells the stories of both American Indians and white immigrants who have called the…

    172 views
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition in South Dakota
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    Lewis and Clark Expedition in South Dakota

    Jay Vogt talked about the Lewis and Clark expedition’s encounter with members of the Lakota Sioux at a spot along the Missouri River that is now Pierre, South Dakota. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

    510 views
  • emHow the French Saved Americaem
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    How the French Saved America

    Author and documentary filmmaker Tom Shachtman recalled the role that the French played in assisting the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. According to the author, close to ten…

    396 views
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