Tag Archives: Presidents

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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Woodrow Wilson: The Rise of American Internationalism

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continued his US Presidents of the 20th Century series last month with Woodrow Wilson. We’ve filmed and shared his talk for those who couldn’t join us that night. Nowadays, Wilson his best known for his failed … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt: Making the Modern American President

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster started his US Presidents of the 20th Century series last week with Theodore Roosevelt. We’ve filmed and shared his talk for those who couldn’t join us that night. Learn how Roosevelt’s morals affected his … Continue reading

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