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  • Life Portrait of James Madison
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    Life Portrait of James Madison

    In the fourth in a series on American presidents, James Madison’s life and career were discussed. Mr. Rakove talked about Madison’s childhood and his education. He took calls from viewers. Ms.…

    3,915 views
  • 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: Writings

    Mr. Rakove spoke about the book he edited James Madison: Writings, published by the Library of America. The book is a collection of letters, speeches, and essays from the fourth president. Mr. Rakove read excerpts from…

    94 views
  • Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson
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    Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson

    The panel discussed the relationship between Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. Topics included the social implications of interracial sex in the 18th century, Jefferson’s family, and his…

    1,622 views
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    Original Meanings

    Professor Rakove talked about his new book, Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, published by Knopf. The book won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for history and…

    1,789 views
  • The Founding Fathers and Federalism
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    The Founding Fathers and Federalism

    Scholars and authors participated in a forum titled, “Federalism Symposium: A Conversation with Scholars on Our Founding Fathers.” Mr. Will was the facilitator.

    579 views
  • Historical Impeachment Review Pt 3
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    Historical Impeachment Review, Pt. 3

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from a second panel of legal experts on the history and interpretation of impeachment.

    184 views
  • Impeachment Inquiry
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    Impeachment Inquiry

    Professors McDonald and Rakove discussed the history of the impeachment process. They were scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the constitution. They responded…

    68 views
  • Religion and the Constitution
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    Religion and the Constitution

    This is one session from a larger conference hosted by the American Enterprise Institute on “The Spirit of the Constitution.” Panelists in this session responded to the question “Does the…

    199 views
  • Inside the Constitution
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    Inside the Constitution

    Professor Jack Rakove talked about the Constitution and its short comings.

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