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  • President Franklin Roosevelt Legacy
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    President Franklin Roosevelt Legacy

    Participants discussed the importance of President Roosevelt in U.S. society today, especially programs such as Social Security and Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and the more…

  • Nixon Film As History
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    Nixon Film As History

    Panelists discussed the historical accuracy and social commentary contained in the 1995 film, Nixon, directed by Oliver Stone. Professor Schlesinger sharply criticized the film for blurring the line…

  • The Past and Future of Democracy
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    The Past and Future of Democracy

    Historians and an editor discussed lessons from the past which can be used to help citizens be effective participants in U.S. democracy. They attempted to answer the question, “Why Study…

  • Congressional and Presidential Roles
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    Congressional and Presidential Roles

    Panelists discussed the role of the executive and legislative branches in determing both domestic and foreign policy. They examined how political parties have influenced the functioning of…