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  • Thomas Paine and Revolutionary History
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    Thomas Paine and Revolutionary History

    The panelists talked about Thomas Paine and his role in the Revolutionary War. They focused on Paine’s role as author, solider and founding father. Following their prepared remarks they…

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  • James Madisons Thinking
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    James Madison's Thinking

    Jack Rakove reviewed James Madison’s political career and how his thinking and philosophies developed over time. He also talked about the role of James Madison on the creation of the constitution and the compromises involved.…

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  • James Madison and the Constitution
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    James Madison and the Constitution

    Jennifer Nedlesky talked about James Madison’s philosophies regarding the Constitution. She talked about Madison’s attempt to protect rights, his rejection of judicial review, and if the present day Constitution…

    167 views
  • emThe Sacred Fire of Liberty James Madisonem
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    The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison

    Professor Lance Banning discussed his book, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic, published by Cornell University Press. The book is a…

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  • Writings of William Bradford
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    Writings of William Bradford

    Guests examined the history of the early Colonial period through the life and writings of William Bradford. Bradford was governor of the Massachusetts Colony and the author of the Mayflower Compact and Of…

    6,895 views
  • Benjamin Franklins Autobiography Manuscript
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    Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography Manuscript

    Mr. Rhodehamel talked about the original manuscript of Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography, which is housed in the Huntington Library.

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  • Writings of Benjamin Franklin
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    Writings of Benjamin Franklin

    Guests examined the history of the pre-revolutionary era and Early Republic through the writings of Benjamin Franklin, publisher, scientist and early-American diplomat. Franklin wrote a number of…

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  • James Madison and the CIA
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    James Madison and the CIA

    Mr. Stagg talked about the presidency of James Madison and his use of covert operations. Following his prepared remarks he answered questions from the audience. “Was James Madison Really the Founding Father of the…

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  • Writings of Thomas Paine
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    Writings of Thomas Paine

    Guests examined the history of the American Revolution and Early Republic through the writings of Thomas Paine. His Common Sense and The Age of Reason were influential in shaping republican…

    3,092 views
  • Governor William Bradford Interpretation
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    Governor William Bradford Interpretation

    “Governor Bradford” answered questions from students aboard the C-SPAN school bus.

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  • Writings of Jefferson and Madison
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    Writings of Jefferson and Madison

    Guests examined the history of the nation’s founding through an examination of the writings of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, and much of…

    1,058 views
  • Thomas Paine Day
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    Thomas Paine Day

    “Thomas Paine” talked to students about his life and the writing of Common Sense. He also sang songs with the students and answered their questions. This event was held at Thomas Paine…

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  • Jefferson and Madison Letters
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    Jefferson and Madison Letters

    Mr. Gawalt talked about the papers of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison that are housed in the Library of Congress.

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  • Thomas Paine Exhibit
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    Thomas Paine Exhibit

    Mr. Kinser talked about the Thomas Paine exhibit at the Newsuem. The exhibit contains the writing kit that Paine is thought to have used to write Common Sense.

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  • Tom Paine A One Man Play
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    Tom Paine: A One Man Play

    Mr. Peterson performed in “Tom Paine: A One-Man Play” depicting the life of Thomas Paine.

    291 views
  • 225th Anniversary of emCommon Senseem
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    225th Anniversary of Common Sense

    Mr. Fruchtman talked about the beliefs of Thomas Paine and how they influenced his writing of Common Sense. He also focused on how the work relates to modern American politics and society.…

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  • Thomas Paine Portrayal
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    Thomas Paine Portrayal

    Thomas Paine, as portrayed by Hans Peterson, reflected on his life and the writing of Common Sense. Following his remarks he answered questions from high school students.

    240 views
  • American Writers Bookclub Promotion
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    American Writers Bookclub Promotion

    Mr. Fruchtman talked about the life of Thomas Paine. Ms. DiNardo outlined how to access the American Writers book club.

    51 views
  • Works of William Bradford
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    Works of William Bradford

    Ms. Parker spoke about several manuscripts and documents relating to Governor Bradford housed in the Pilgrim Museum.

    228 views
  • emOf Plymouth Plantationem Reading
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    Of Plymouth Plantation Reading

    As part of a day long reading, participants read passages from William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation.

    1,335 views
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