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    Conversation with Lynne Cheney

    Lynne Cheney spoke about her writing process and President Madison’s relationship with the other founders. She also previewed her upcoming book about the four Founding Fathers from Virginia.

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    Conversation With Gordon Wood

    Gordon Wood talked about the social and economic backgrounds of the Founding Fathers and explores the origins of their values. He also talked about the Founding Fathers' thoughts on proper…

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    Conversation With Historian Joseph Ellis

    Joseph Ellis spoke about what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, and what he likes most about each individual. This event was part of a series on the Founders hosted by the Society…

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    Conversation with David McCullough

    David McCullough spoke about why he thinks studying history is important, what his writing process is like, and how he started writing books. He also previewed his upcoming work about the…

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    The Nazi Titanic

    Robert Watson talked about his book The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II, in which he recalls the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona. Built in 1927…

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    1824 and 1828 Presidential Elections

    Professor Robert Watson lectured about the 1824 and 1828 elections, focusing on the role these elections played in shaping not only the practice of campaigns and elections but the practice…

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    Role of the First Lady

    Robert Watson, author of The Presidents' Wives: Reassessing the Office of First Lady, talked by video link from Boynton Beach, Florida, about how the role of the first lady has changed…

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    America's First Crisis

    Robert Watson, American studies professor at Lynn University, talked about his book, America’s First Crisis: The War of 1812, in which he presents a history of the War of 1812. In his book, the author…

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    Unconventional Andrew Jackson

    American studies professor Robert Watson talked about the lesser-known stories of Andrew Jackson’s presidency, from his unpopular marriage to his passion for dueling and violence. Mr.…

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    First Ladies As Influence Makers

    Historians talked about first ladies through history, exploring how the role has evolved. Topics included the move from solely traditional female activities centered on home and family to activism on behalf of important…

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    "Let's Write Together" Campaign

    Lynn University Professor Robert Watson and his son Alex talk about their campaign to get families to read and write together. Professor Watson and his son wrote a book for children titled…

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    Affairs of State

    Robert Watson, founding editor of the journal, White House Studies, talked about his book, Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex, and Scandal, 1789-1900, in which…

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    Vice Presidential Debate Viewers' Reaction, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer reaction to the vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden (D) and Representative Paul Ryan (R). Interviews in the spin room were shown…

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    Vice Presidential Debating Styles

    Robert Watson and Richard Benedetto analyzed the debating styles with of vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. C-SPAN archival video was shown from vice presidential debates…

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