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  • Winston Churchill Statue
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    Winston Churchill Statue

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Kennedy had designated him an Honorary American Citizen,…

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  • Major General George McClellan Statue
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    Major General George McClellan Statue

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Major General George B. McClellan dedicated in 1907. Topics the military career of General McClellan and the…

    749 views
  • Adams Memorial
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    Adams Memorial

    A short piece on the Adams Memorial in Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Cemetery. The memorial rests above the graves of author Henry Adams and his wife Marian “Clover” Hooper Adams, for whom the writer…

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  • Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
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    Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial

    Washington’s Theodore Roosevelt Island is home to many plants and animals, as well as a statue of the president for whom the island is named. Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the…

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  • Emancipation Memorial
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    Emancipation Memorial

    Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC’s Lincoln Park depicts the 16th president freeing a slave. Designed and sculpted by Thomas Ball, it…

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  • Founders of the DAR Memorial
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    Founders of the DAR Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to the founders of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Bronze medallions honor Eugenia…

    530 views
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial
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    Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Mary McLeod Bethune. Topics included her career and the history of the statue by sculptor Robert Berks. When it was…

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  • Old Sturbridge Village
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    Old Sturbridge Village

    In the Fall of 2011, American History TV visited Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, a “living history” museum that depicts early New England life from 1790 to 1840. Now, on American…

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  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
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    Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

    The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the home and tailor shop of President Andrew Johnson is preserved, was one of the stops on a Presidents & Patriots…

    231 views
  • Alexander Hamilton Statue
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    Alexander Hamilton Statue

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue outside the Treasury Department building in Washington, D.C., of its first secretary, Alexander Hamilton. Topics included the…

    466 views
  • James Buchanan Memorial
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    James Buchanan Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James Buchanan, which was unveiled in Meridian Hill Park in 1930. Funds for the memorial were provided by the will of…

    787 views
  • George Mason University PostElection Analysis
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    George Mason University Post-Election Analysis

    Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 was not a “status quo” election and that President Obama could have more trouble dealing with more liberal…

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  • History of Close Presidential Elections
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    History of Close Presidential Elections

    Richard Norton Smith talked about the history of close presidential elections in the U.S. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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  • 2004 John McCain Speech
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    2004 John McCain Speech

    Senator John McCain addressed the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City. Richard Norton Smith recorded an introduction to the speech at some time in 2008.

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  • Albert Einstein Memorial
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    Albert Einstein Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to mathematician and scientist Albert Einstein. The statue on the grounds of the National Academy of Science…

    493 views
  • Logan Circle Memorial
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    Logan Circle Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the career of Civil War General John A. Logan and his monument in Logan Circle in Washington, D.C. Date 2010.

    308 views
  • Samuel Gompers Memorial
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    Samuel Gompers Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Topics included the sculptor, Robert…

    407 views
  • First Division Monument
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    First Division Monument

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the First Division Monument which was dedicated in October 1924 and stands in President’s Park, south of the White House. He described the…

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  • Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain
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    Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain which stands in the middle of Columbus Circle, just outside Washington’s Union Station. Topics…

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  • Pennsylvania Presidential Sites Tour
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    Pennsylvania Presidential Sites Tour

    Richard Norton Smith conducted a tour of presidential sites. A C-SPAN videojournalist accompanied the group. Included are the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, grave site of President James Buchanan and his home,…

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