The Constitution Turns 225
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The Constitution Turns 225

David Ferriero: Good evening. I’m David Ferriero, the archivist of the United States, and it’s a pleasure to welcome you to the National Archives and the William G. McGowan Theater this evening. Special welcome to our friends at C-SPAN and the other media outlets who are with us tonight. We have a lot of special […]

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Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America
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Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America

>>Doug Swanson: Good afternoon, everyone. I would like to welcome you to the McGowan Theater. I’m Doug Swanson, and I’m the producer for the noontime lecture series. Before we begin today’s program, I just have a couple of brief announcements. I hope you will join us this Friday, February 27th for our final program celebrating […]

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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution
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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution

>>David Ferriero: Good evening. I’m David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States. Welcome to the McGowan Theater. A special welcome to those who are joining us on our YouTube channel. We are very pleased tonight to host Joseph Ellis to launch the publication of his new book “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution. […]

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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

>>David Ferriero: Good afternoon. Welcome to the William G. McGowan Theater here at the National Archives. A special welcome to our YouTube viewers. I’m David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States. It’s a pleasure to welcome you today as we welcome former Second Lady and Historian who will share some of her extensive knowledge about […]

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America’s Forgotten Constitutions
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America’s Forgotten Constitutions

>>Doug Swanson: Good afternoon, everyone. I’d like to welcome you to the McGowan Theater located in the National Archives buildings in Washington, D.C. I’m Doug Swanson, Visitors Services Manager and Producer for the noon time lecture series. Before we get to today’s program, I’d like to remind you of other programs we have coming your […]

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Teaching with the Records of Congress
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Teaching with the Records of Congress

This is a rerecording of the webinar Teaching with the Records of Congress a presentation offered by the Center for Legislative Archives for educators on Thursday April 18, 2019. The Center for Legislative Archives, part of the National Archives and Records Administration preserves and makes available the historical records of the United States House of […]

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Sleepover at the National Archives
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Sleepover at the National Archives

music [fife & drums] What I want the kids to realize when they are here tonight is that history is not a bunch of dates and facts that you memorize, history is a selection process, and it chooses every single one of us every single day, and the only question is do you hear the […]

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Madison’s Hand:  Revising the Constitutional Convention
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Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention

>>TOM NASTICK: Welcome to the William G. McGowan Theater in Washington, D.C. and welcome to those watching on the YouTube channel. Today our series of noontime lectures continues with with James Madison and Constitutional compromise with our guest, Mary Sarah Bilder, author of Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention. I would like to alert you […]

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An Examination of Hispanic and Latino History
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An Examination of Hispanic and Latino History

Wanda Williams: Good evening, everyone. I’m Wanda Williams. I’m an archivist here at the National Archives of St. Louis and I want to welcome you to tonight’s Documented Rights panel examining Hispanic and Latino history. Tonight’s panel is actually panel number six. We launched our Documented Rights series in October. That’s when we opened the […]

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