Tag Archives: Presidents

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

No presidential assassination is inconsequential, but Abraham Lincoln’s murder was a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. It set the tone for the lengthy and contentious Reconstruction Era – though perhaps not the way in which his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, … Continue reading

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: From World War to the Cold War

We concluded our Presidents of the 20th Century series with a focus on Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower was a complicated man — a West Point graduate and general who warned about the military-industrial complex; a man who valued duty but … Continue reading

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Ulysses Grant & the Election of 1868

What were the major issues in the first presidential election after the Civil War? Reconstruction, certainly. Civil Rights, definitely. But the country faced a whole host of issues, and a crowded field of candidates had a lot of different ideas … Continue reading

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Harry Truman: The Beginning of the Cold War

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continued his US Presidents of the 20th Century series last month with Harry S. Truman. We’ve filmed and shared his talk for those who couldn’t join us that night. Truman’s rise to the presidency is nearly … Continue reading

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US Presidents series continues with Harry Truman

Our lecture series focusing on 20th Century US Presidents continues this month with a program focused on Harry Truman. Truman, a former haberdasher from Missouri, rose to the ranks of president. He guided the country through the conclusion of World War II … Continue reading

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