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    Q&A with Joel Richard Paul

    University of California law professor Joel Richard Paul talked about his book, Indivisible: Daniel Webster and the Birth of American Nationalism , on the impact that 19th-century lawyer,…

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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…

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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…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case McCulloch v. Maryland

    Law professors Mark Killenbeck and Farah Peterson talked about the 1819 Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland, which solidified the federal government’s ability to take actions not explicitly…

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    The Golden Age of the Senate

    Senate historian Betty Koed described the pre-Civil War era once known as the “Golden Age” of the Senate. Dominated by Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the era from 1820 to just…

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    Senate Reception Room and LBJ Room

    Located just off the Senate floor, the Senate Reception is one of the most ornately decorated spaces in the Capitol. It is today as it was when it first opened up in 1853--a place where senators can meet with constituents or…

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    Old Senate Chamber

    C-SPAN toured the Old Senate Chamber, where the body met from 1810-1859, is where the Senate grew in stature and became the primary forum for debating the issues of the day, including slavery.…

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    Dan Holt on Daniel Webster

    Dan Holt, speaking from the Old Supreme Court Chamber, talked about former Massachusetts U.S. Representative and Senator Daniel Webster’s life and role in the Supreme Court’s decision in…

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    Daniel Webster Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith tours the Daniel Webster Memorial, located beside Washington, DC’s Scott Circle. Sculpted by Gaetano Trentanove, the statue was a gift of Washington Post founder Stilson Hutchins, and was…

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    The Senate: 1789-1989

    Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) commemorated 200 years of Senate history in his recent book, The Senate: 1789-1989. The book consists of speeches Senator Byrd delivered on the floor of the…

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    A Short History of the United States

    Robert Remini talked about his book A Short History of the United States (Harper; October 7, 2008). The historian of the United States House of Representatives presents a history of the…

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    Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire's Favorite Son

    Author Peter Wallner talked about his book Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire’s Favorite Son, published by Plaidswede Publishing during Pierce’s bicentennial year. Mr. Wallner said that Pierce may be the…

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    Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time

    Author Robert Remini talked about his book Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time. The book examined both the good and bad characteristics of Daniel Webster. Mr. Remini examined Daniel…

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    Faneuil Hall

    National Park Service Supervisory Ranger John Manson talked about Faneuil Hall, the first town meeting hall in Boston. Alexis de Tocqueville is in the main painting in the Hall of a famous…

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    Boston Athenaeum

    Rodney Armstong talked about the Anthenaeum on Beacon Hill, which was one of the oldest independent libraries in the U.S. The library holds over 750,000 volumes and past members of it have…

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    Capitol Lobbyists' Room

    Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY), who is retiring after three terms, talked about the Lobbyists' Room and reflected on his time in office. The room contained portraits of Henry Clay, Daniel…

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    Daniel Webster Birthplace

    Mary Goodyear of the New Hampshire Parks and Recreation talked about the house where Daniel Webster, the famous Senator and orator, was born. The large family lived in a two-room house.

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