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  1. Nation to Nation

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    As the first president of the United States, George Washington faced a myriad of challenges in solidifying the nation under one federal head as well as overseeing foreign relations with both European…

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    • Funding at Nation - Washington Jeffersion and Hamilton

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      Our first president and two members of his cabinet discuss and debate the ways and means of financing the government of our fledgling nation. Originally presented as part of the 2011 George Washington…

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      • One Nation Under Debt

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        Watch Dr. Robert Wright's lecture on the key events that shaped the United States financial system and how the actions of our forefathers laid the groundwork for the debt we still carry today.

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        • Inaugural Visions Presidents Washington to Obama

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          How do Americans measure leadership, vision, and policy to select the candidate they feel is best qualified to guide the nation? How has the process changed? Are the underlying principles of leadership…

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          • Fractured Union

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            Fractured Union examines the complex and often tumultuous relationships between our founding fathers. Historical interpreters — portraying Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Mason —…

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            • The Challenges of a Nationhood - Presidential Perspectives

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              The struggle to establish a new nation was complex and challenging. While today we know that the government of the United States under the Constitution works, it was an experimental concept 200 years…

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              • The Constitution and Executive Power

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                What did the founding fathers intend the powers of the chief executive to be? How has judicial review added or subtracted from these powers? How has the President’s relationship with Congress…

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                • Maya Jasanoff Lecture

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                  Maya Jasanoff is Professor of History at Harvard University. Professor Jasanoff's teaching and research focuses on the history of modern Britain and the British Empire. She was the winner of…

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                  • Founding Mothers

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                    "Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors."—Abigail Adams to John Adams: March 31, 1776 Cokie Roberts hosts this fascinating discussion…

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                    • History Meets Hollywood

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                      History Meets Hollywood discusses the positive and negative results of portraying historical figures and events through popular film. The program features a panel of guests with backgrounds in historical…

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                      • Shaping the Presidency

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                        Our panel of guests look back at how Washington had a profound impact on defining the office of the president and discuss how campaigning, the election process, and the role of the media affected…

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                        • History Notes: The Music of Washington’s World

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                          History Notes: The Music of Washington’s World explores the soundtrack of George Washington’s 18th century world. It was a time of amazing change—a time that saw the creation of…

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