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    Alexander Hamilton and the Early Republic

    Professor Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman talked about Alexander Hamilton’s role in the creation of the federal government. She described how, after the American Revolution, states operated as separate…

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    In Pursuit of Jefferson

    Author Derek Baxter used a travel guide written by Thomas Jefferson for Americans traveling through Europe to trace the Founding Father’s journey through six countries. This event was…

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    The Taking of Jemima Boone

    Matthew Pearl talked about the kidnapping of Daniel Boone’s 13-year-old daughter and tensions between settlers and Native Americans on the 1776 western frontier. He was joined in…

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    Dissolving the House of Burgesses

    Colonial Williamsburg interpreters portrayed a scene from May 26, 1774, the day Lord Dunmore, Virginia’s royal governor, dissolved Virginia’s House of Burgesses.

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    Our Heritage

    Our Heritage is a 1966 episode from the U.S. Army’s “Big Picture” series marking the July 4th holiday by telling the story of the Declaration of Independence. Hosted by Emmy and Peabody…

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    The Founders' Fortunes

    Author Willard Sterne Randall examined how the American Revolution and the Constitution were influenced by the financial interests of the Founding Fathers. Politics and Prose Bookstore in…

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    American Military in the Revolutionary War

    Baylor University Professor Julie Anne Sweet taught a class on the American military during the Revolutionary War, including a look at the equipment and capabilities of both the Continental…

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    Congress's Own

    Authorized in 1776 by the Continental Congress, the 2nd Canadian Regiment was the first national unit in the American Army. Author Holly Mayer described the role of “Congress’s Own” in the…

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    Colonial Williamsburg Governor's Palace

    Kimberly Ivey and historical interpreter Audrey Biser gave a tour of the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia, and spoke about the role of the royal governor and the beginning of the American…

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    Power and Liberty

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood examined the political debates that surrounded the creation of the U.S. Constitution. He was joined in discussion by other panelists who…

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    A Constitution for the Living

    Author Beau Breslin talked about what the Constitution might look like it if were rewritten by every American generation. He also explored which Founding Fathers encouraged frequent revisions and…

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    Disability in Early America

    Notre Dame University professor Laurel Daen taught a class about how disability was defined after the American Revolution and how federal laws impacted disabled people.

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    Author Discussion on American Colonialism

    Author Jonathan Katz (Gangsters of Capitalism) and author Albert Samaha (Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes) spoke with New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie about American…

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    Learning from the Founding Fathers

    Historian and bestselling author Joseph Ellis looked at how the Founding Fathers can provide wisdom for navigating today’s society. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this online…

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    Politics and Culture in Early America

    Suffolk University professor Kathryn Lasdow taught a class on politics and culture in the United States from 1800 through the 1830s. She described how the country changed during the period…

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    Enlightenment Era in America

    Messiah College professor John Fea taught a class on 18th century enlightenment movement, which included principles of natural rights, reason, and self-improvement. He also explored the…

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    Rise and Fall of Thomas Paine

    Historian Richard Bell talked about Thomas Paine’s popularity in 1776 after publishing “Common Sense” and his reputational decline after the American Revolution. This virtual program was…

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    1620 Mayflower Compact Legacy

    A group of scholars explored the history of the Mayflower Compact, the document signed by the Mayflower passengers shortly before their arrival in North America in 1620, and what lessons…

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    After Words with Nikole Hannah-Jones

    Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, looked at American history, slavery, and its legacy in present-day America. She was interviewed by…

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    Hero of Two Worlds - The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

    Mike Duncan talked about the Marquis de Lafayette and his role in the American and French Revolutions. The Strand Book Store hosted this online program.

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