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Jan 31, 2016 6:00pm EST
u.s. congress written george washington's hand. christie's ind at new york city. >> we have come to a very proud moment. we are selling george washington's personal coffee of the acts of congress. it is showing in the front of the room for those whom have a chance -- home have not had the chance to peek at it. we'll start the bidding at $1,300,000. $1,400,000,4 -- $1,700,000 $1,800,000 -- $2 million. 2,204,000. >> my name is carol or do and i service -- carol purdue. it has been my great delight to work with our library and board team to think about the acquisition of this monumental book for the mount vernon collection. george washington is very exacting and we see that he takes great care of his books and hasn't beautiful glass fronted -- he has them in you to .ull glass fronted shelves great care of his volumes. on important books, he puts a terrific bookplate. it is ordered from england and engraved in london. before 1771. they have the washington coat of arms with his name and his motto embellished on them and he puts them in the inside cover, just like he does here. so this volu
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2014 10:00pm EDT
general george washington bid farewell to his officers following the revolutionary war. >> fraun says tavern is at 54 lower manhattan. it was built in 1719 with the delancey family. it was built as a home. a mercantile area. sailors coming in and out, lots of ships. so they never wanted to raise here.family it was rented out by different tenants. mr. hole. tenants was he rented a dancehall. fraunces samuel purchased 54 pearl street and queens head tavern. being down here in lower anhattan, you were the center of commerce. so it was location, location, location. it was a popular tavern. politics of the time really kicking up and samuel fraunces was a patriot. tavern named after your king and queen was not a good idea. referred to it as sam fraunces' tavern which is know the building as today. kitchen which was very uncommon at the time. and the late 1760s when the politics were happening, very different types of people would meet here the sons of liberty. so the upstair, the second floor fraunces tavern was a private room, the long room for private rentals. traditionally allowed i
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2015 8:27pm EDT
unfinished portrait of george washington is the image on the $1 bill. >> hello. i'm dianne stephens. john trumbull is an artist who was well known for his history paintings in america. he aspired to be a history painter. then he eventually went, like copley, to england and studied. spent a couple years with benjamin west. benjamin west was an amazing figure who welcomed almost every painter we're going to talk about today, studied with west at some time. this is his portrait of alexander hamilton, who was a very prominent figure among our early fathers of this country. and it's interesting that here alexander hamilton is hanging next to gilbert stuart's portrait of john jay. alexander hamilton, john jay, and john madison wrote the federalist papers. john jay invited alexander hamilton to be part of the treaty commission in london, so there's quite a connection between these two men. who knew they would hang next to each other in the national gallery? looking at john jay leads us to gilbert stuart, who is the p preeminent painter of the period. he was a very well established painter in lon
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2015 5:42am EDT
be by dogget, a frame maker in boston. hanging on the wall is george washington. i guess by now you're beginning to get the sense, i think, that the 18th century in america at the time of the revolution and after the revolution was a very small place. many of the same people congresswoman come up again and again. we've seen a few of those relationships upstairs. john jay and alexander hamilton and george washington. the most important thing, i think, is of this small place with all these people that are all interconnected george washington is the center. everybody knows george washington. everybody admires george washington. everybody wants a portrait. everybody wants to paint george washington if you're a painter. if it's a painting or an engraving from a painting or maybe it's a vase that you bought from france with george washington's image on it or a society of the cincinnati plate considering george washington to be the modern-day -- or maybe it's a clock with george washington on it imported from france. everyone wants something with george washington on it. this portrait
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2015 11:32pm EDT
looking off in the ness distance.st so now we come to george o washington. stuart, as i said earlier, his n whole point in coming to americ was to make his fortune paintinr washington.ice and the history of his paintings of washington is a little bit complicated.insh he came to philadelphia. e had the letter of introduction from john jay. he took it to washington and surprisingly enough washington was will to -- he invited him for an evening, that very "the evening, and he was willing to s sit the next morning. the first portrait stuart did o washington, it's called "the vaughan portrait," because it was commissioned by someone named vaughan. stuart did that portrait and immediately had 33 requests, 33 patrons, who wanted copies of that portrait. he made 12 or 13 copies and then he got tired of doing that. t and we have a vaughan portrait not on view. we have one downstairs, which i. another replica of that. for a while the gallery thought our vaughan portrait might haveh been the original that stuart painted, but it is probably a th very early copy because stuart late in his writing
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2016 1:30pm EST
george washington is the image on the one dollar bill. dianne: hello, i am dianne stephens from the national gallery of art. john is an artist who is well known for his history paintings in america, not as much portraiture. he aspired to be a history painter, then he eventually went to england and spent a couple of years with benjamin west. west was an amazing figure who welcomed almost every painter that we are going to talk about today. they learned the art of history painting, came back to the colonies -- this is his portrait of alexander hamilton who was washington's aid to camp. it is interesting that here , alexander hamilton is hanging next to gilbert stuart's portrait of john jay. alexander hamilton, john jay, and james madison wrote the federalist papers. also, in 1794, john jay invited alexander hamilton to be a part of the treaty commission in london. so there is quite a connection between these two men. who knew they would hang next to each other in the national gallery? looking at john jay leads us to gilbert stuart, who is the preeminent american painter of the federal
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2015 10:00am EDT
family. but this is george washington, who by this time is the central focus of life in america. he is seated with his family at mount vernon. it is george dressed in his revolutionary war uniform and martha washington dressed in beautiful gray satin with a lace shawl. george has his hand on the table in the center of the composition and his other arm is resting on his young ward and step-grandchild who george and martha called "wash." martha is shown with nelly. these are martha's grandchildren, the children of her son, jackie custis, who died very early at age 26 of what might have been cabin fever, maybe typhoid. these children came to live with martha and george when he was president in philadelphia and in new york, and then they came to mount vernon. they were very close, part of the family. george washington had high hopes for young wash, but they did not quite work out. he was not ready to take on the kind of activities that george washington had hoped with government and all, but he has his arm resting on him and you can see young wash with his hand on the globe. martha and
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2016 10:00am EST
george h w bush. presidency, a history professor talks about her book and argues the 20th century was shaped by four elections that occurred during economic and cultural change, starting with the election of 1912. for the clique american history tv we can schedule, go to www.c-span.org. announcer: each week, american artifacts explores the story of the united states by visiting historic places and investigating important objects. next, a look at george washington's personal copy of 1789cts of congress, a printed record with the president's handwritten notes in the margin. the book was auctioned at christie's in new york city. >> we have come to a proud moment. we are selling george washington's personal copy of the acts of congress, signed by the estate of h. richard dietrich, jr. it is shown in the front of the room for those of you who have not had a chance to peek at it. you may do so. we will start the bidding at $1,300,000. $1,400,000, $1,700,000 $1,800,000 -- $2 million. now at $2 million. >> my name is carol and i serve as the senior curator and vice president of collection
CSPAN
Sep 6, 2014 10:00am EDT
reconstructed 1719 building where general george washington bid farewell to his officers following the revolutionary war. >> fraunces tavern is at 54 pearl street, which is the corner of pearl and broad street in lower manhattan. it was built in 1719 with the delancey family. it was never lived in, it was built at a home, but it was a very mercantile area, lots of sailors coming in and out, lots of ships. so the delanceys never wanted to raise their family here, so it was rented out by different tenants. one of the tenants was mr. holt and he rented a dance hall. in 1762, samuel fraunces purchased 54 pearl street and he opened up the queen's head tavern. and being down here in lower manhattan, you were at the center of commerce. so it was location, location, location. it was a very popular tavern. soon, the politics of the times started really kicking up and samuel fraunces was a patriot, so having a tavern named after your king and queen was not a good idea, so people referred to it as sam fraunces tavern, which is what it's known as today. the tavern was very popular. he had two kitc
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2015 9:25am EDT
world. so a lot of resources suddenly aren't coming here to north america, which makes george washington's life easier. we'll get money from france. we'll get supplies from france. we'll get french troops, plus that french navy. if you think of our victory at yorktown, probably the biggest of the war, we're probably not going to get that victory without the french navy. eventually the war slowly, and it is slowly, turns in our favor. 1783, back in paris, john adams and benjamin franklin sign a peace treaty. it's really back in 1783 that the continental congress can finally breathe that sigh of relief and know that we have achieved this american independence, which would be very nice if that's the end of our story, but there's more to do. go back 1776. each coley, each states writes its own constitution.oey, each its own constitution.ney, each s its own constitution.y, each st its own constitution. each one is different. each one has its own sets of government and laws. i'll use pennsylvania. pennsylvania decides to write a constitution that's so radical for its day they get ri
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2014 1:11am EST
george bush and bob dole with speeches. at noon, fashion experts on first ladies' fashion choices and how they represented the styles of the times. at 10:00, tom brokaw on his more than 50 years of reporting on world events. that's this christmas day on the c-span networks. >>> each week, american artifacts takes you to museums and historic places to learn what artifacts reveal about american history. the smithsonian's national museum of the american indian opened in 2004. we visit the nation to nation exhibit, focusing on treaties between the united states and native americans. the curator explains that in the late 1700s, the federal government made treaties with six nations of the indians. she explains how it has changed and endured. >> i'm a founder of the national museum of the american indian. i'm guest occcurator of the nat to nation exhibit and editor for the book of the same title. i first proposed the nation to nation exhibit in 2003. i was thinking just a few months ago that we would just never get to the end of it. and today i'm thinking, it's only been 11 years. amazin
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2015 11:38pm EDT
the museum goes back a century when descendants of george washington's family put up for sale the tent that housed him in every campaign of the revolution. it was acquired by the minister from the valley forge era and that launched a century of collecting and launched the idea of a museum to tell the entire story of the revolution. the collections of the museum are incomparable. they have no peer. we have objects related to washington which truly are unique. one of a kind. and they bring to life his leadership, his incredible role in keeping the continental army together and never wavering from his goal of success. at the same time, we have objects that represent the common foot soldier, the cavalry man we have objects that reflect the role of not just american soldiers but british and french and native americans. so our collection will enable to us to present the entire story of the american revolution all to come to philadelphia. scott stevenson is the director of collections and interpretation for the museum and he's the ideal person to oversee the creation of these exhibits. he is
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2015 5:00pm EDT
across the globe. i say this is constitutional heaven. i'm a law professor at george washington university and i feel every day so lucky to be able to be engaging in this great project of constitutional education. so signers' hall is in some ways the heart and soul of the constitutional center. this beautiful room, so simple and so powerful, that contains live-size statues of the men who signed the constitution. there are 42 statues in this room 39 people signed the constitution and they are all here and they are life-sized. this was an extraordinary process of creation to make the statutes. it is based on a 1940s painting about the constitutional convention and about ten years ago when the constitution center opened, a studio in new york commissioned 50 actors to stand in the positions that you see here, in period costume, to give you a sense of what it was like to be in independence hall at the time the constitution was drafted. this same has the same proportions as independence hall so it is more or less the size of the room that the framers stood in. and there is something s
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2016 11:03pm EDT
american army and then, to me, most importantly, picking george washington to be the commander of that army. i think that is really one of the most important decisions made in this room because if you think about the way this war will go for the young united states, it's eight and a half years. george washington will be the only commanding general we will have for all of those years and at the end he will succeed. now, of course, back in 1775 they're still figuring out what they're fighting for. so that leads to one last letter to the king. we call this one the olive branch petition and, again, like they had done before it starts off with the idea that we are loyal british subjects fighting for our rights, again going, following the chain of command in britain to the king to ask that he assist us in redressing these grievances. the other thing they'll write is a declaration called the declaration of the causes and necessity of taking up arms. both of these things will be written in july and it's essentially putting out to the world exactly what we are looking to do to basically co
CSPAN
Jun 27, 2015 10:00am EDT
up in boston and making it the american army. to me most importantly picking george washington to be the commander of that army. that is one of the most important decisions made in this room. if you think of the way this war will go for the young united states, it is eight and a half years. george washington will be the only commanding general we will have for all of those years. and at the end, he will succeed. of course back in 1775, they are still figuring out what they are fighting for. so that leads to one last letter to the king. we call this the olive branch petition. it starts off with the idea that we are loyal british subjects fighting for our rights. again, following the chain of command in britain to the king to ask he assist us in redressing these grievances. the other thing they are going to write is the declaration called the declaration of the causes and necessity of taking up arms. most of the things are going to be written into life. again, it is putting out to the world exactly what we are looking to do, to basically correct the situation we feel has gone against u
CSPAN
May 9, 2015 11:35am EDT
of that across the globe. this place is constitutional heaven. i am a law professor at george washington university and i feel every day so lucky to be able to be engaged in this great project of constitutional education. so signer's hall is the heart and soul of the national constitution center. this is this beautiful room, so simple, and so powerful that contains life-sized statues of the men who signed the constitution. there are 42 statues in this room. 39 people actually signed the constitution. and they are all here, and they are life-size. it was an extremely process of -- an extraordinary process of creation to make these statues. it is based on the 1940's painting about the constitutional convention. about 10 years ago when the constitution center opens, a studio in new york commissioned 50 actors to stand in the positions that you see here in costume to give you a sense of what it was like to be in independence hall of the time the constitution was drafted. this room has the same proportions as independence hall. so it is more or less the size of the room that the fr
CSPAN
Jul 2, 2016 7:30pm EDT
visitors back to the end of the french and indian war there is a new , george therch third. he is young and very vibrant. americans are extremely patriotic. they have just participated in one of the most germanic victories in modern history. the first object i wanted to show you is actually an engraved foreign. this was carved in 1863. it isn see a crown actually engraved with the theme of havana in cuba. these are some of the fortification the british and havanan forces had taken forumhe spanish in this was carved after the piece of paris. in july was illuminated 7, -- this marked a moment in which rims and americans were reveling in being a part of this magnificent empire. they defeated the spanish and the french and their allies. not just in north america but this was one of the last actions so it was the first -- of coursear shortly after someone has to pay the bill. the story will tell and it begins just after this great, victorious moment when policymakers had to face up to the cost of victory. the you have something like 80,000 catholic and french inhabitants. tens of thousands o
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2014 6:00pm EDT
in front of the portrait of george herbert walker bush, who was director of central intelligence at a particularly difficult time in our history, following the pike and church committee hearings back in 1975. the agency was under investigation by congress and morale was pretty low here at the time. he is the first member of congress to serve as director, sent over by the president to elp repair those relationships between cia and congress. the oversight committees come out of this investigation as well. the senate select committee on intelligence and the house permanent select committee on intelligence. he was with us just 10 days shy of the year. heed like to have stayed on. a couple things to note on his watch. he established a practice that we still use today which is called competitive analysis, here the agency would generate analysis on a given subject and then set up another team to attack that theory. so we think osama bin laden is n that compound at abbottabad. if he's not, what explains it. another thing that took urgency on his watch was cia briefings to the presidential c
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2015 6:00pm EST
by president george washington in a 1796 letter. next, a visit to the grounds of the oldest botanic garden in north america to learn about the history of this plant museum. >> my name is ari novy. i am the executive director of the united states botanic garden. we are standing on union square, which is the end cap of the national mall on the east side just before you arrive at the united states capital. it is a fascinating piece of land because it has gone through many transformations in terms of what has been here over the course of the history of washington, d.c., since around 1800. it is important to the botanic garden because the first united states botanic garden was on this piece of land, even though today it is most notably associated with the reflecting pool and memorial to grant. what i would like to do today is present a little bit of the early history of the united states botanic garden, so a couple of the remaining trees that date back to the original botanic garden location, and also talk about the process by which the botanic garden came to be. it eventually moved acro
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2015 10:04pm EST
moving army, george patton think about him racing across france. you need to be able to keep up with them food and gasoline. keeping your troops moving. john mack lost his dog tags on the beaches of normandy when he came ashore as part of the red ball express. over 70 years later, just a couple of years ago, his dog tags were rediscovered by a farmer in france who then sent them to the secretary of state's office here in louisiana. he presented us with the dog tag. so, in a sense, john mack and his dog tags came home 70 years later. here in the case as well you can , see the red ball express is badge is what they wore on their uniforms. we are now moving into a bunker. a bunker that is supposed to be a german bunker. basically, after the failure of market garden, september of 1944 where we famously came up one bridge too far, too short from being able to invade in northern germany, people still hope that the war might be over if not by christmas, maybe a little later. some of these people included omar bradley and dwight eisenhower. unfortunately, this was a terrible misjudgment. as
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2014 3:30pm EDT
here in front of the portrait of george herbert was director of central intelligence at a particularly difficult time in our history, following a pike and church committees in 1975. the agency was under investigation by congress. morale was pretty low here at the time. he is the first member of congress to serve as director, sent over by the president to help prepare those relationships between the cia and congress. ofrsight committees come out this investigation, as well, the senate select committee on intelligence and the house permanent select committee on intelligence. he was with us just 10 days shy of the year. he would like to have stayed on. on hise things to note, watch, he established a practice that we still use today, which b teamed a team, analysis. the agency would generate analysis on any given subject and set up another team to attack that. -- that theory. with osama bin laden is in the compound at abbottabad. it -- not, what explains if not, what explains it? another thing that took a new it or -- a new urgency on his watch was cia briefings for the presid
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2017 6:00pm EST
historic sites from around the country. , located about three miles from george washington's mount vernon estate in virginia is a whiskey distillery. american history tv visited to learn about washington's distilling business on a day when the staff was making apple brandy. >> my name is dennis pogue, i am the vice president of preservation here at vernon and we are standing in front of a reconstruction of washington's distillery. not only -- most people have no idea that washington was not only first in war, first in peace, but also owned the first distillery. this was a very important part of the plantation economy. historians have known this for a long time, but about 10 years ago, we decided we wanted to explore that. we came out here with archaeologist, excavated the distillery were the had been located, did about five years of excavation and research, and decided we had a wonderful opportunity to bring this back and show what it would have been like. you can't see this anywhere else in the country. relate tothese two each other? >> washington already had a gristmill that was
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2015 6:00pm EDT
the .rcadia conference american military factions including army chief of staff george marshall and brigadier general dwight eisenhower launched an immediate invasion of france. mr. huxen: when the united states injured world war ii after the attack of pearl harbor, we were faced with a strategic choice -- japan or nazi germany -- when the united states entered world war ii. roosevelt believed that hitler and nazi germany were our chief enemy. the problem was we were not ready to fight the not cease -- the nazis on the continent of europe. we looked at a plan to perhaps invade across the english channel into normandy but realized it would not have the material resources or the army built that was necessary for victory. in the meantime, the soviet union was taking a terrible pounding on the eastern want, and so franklin roosevelt and winston churchill realized they had to do something to meet joseph stalin fleeting for a second front, but it would not be in france. we decided we would land in north africa. so we tell the story of this north african farmhouse we are standing and that
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2016 9:47pm EST
children, first child in 1823 and second one in 1825. shortly after the second child was born, george washington park decided to sell mariah. they have always suggested he simply free mariah and her children. he gave her 17 acres of property. the last several months we found documents in the alexandria circuit courthouse that suggest that george washington actually sold mariah and her two children to a quaker. quakers, as you may recall, were really abolitionist in terms of war and slavery, it was their goal to try to help free slaves in the area. from the deed that we have here, in 1845 from william stapler, we know that they actually freed mariah and all of her children. but this deed dates back to a previous deed that her -- his father, edward, who was the carry shop owner in alexandria and george struck in 1825 to actually free them. it's interesting because in the laws in the state at that time were such that if you were fleed and you couldn't support yourself you needed to leave the state, in terms of being, you know, a freed slave. but george washington park wanted mariah to be
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2016 1:46pm EST
1956 campaign of dwight eisenhower through the 2000 election between al gore and george w. bush. monday and tuesday at 8 p.m. eastern time on c-span3. providing context for today's public affairs issues. library of congress packer campus preserves and provides access to the library's vast collection of films, and sound programs recordings. american history tv visited the packer campus to learned about the earliest public affairs films, including u.s. presidents, the spanish-american war, world war i, and the first ever political ad created in 1912 by the democratic party. >> my name is mike and i'm head of the moving image section here at the library of congress, the largest collection of film and video in the world. we are at the packer campus in pulp -- in culpepper, virginia, a facility that opened in the summer of 2007 dedicated to preserving our audiovisual heritage. favorite films that we have had the collection is what we believe to be the very first political ad. it comes from 1912 and this is a race in which william howard taft is the republican candidate and woodrow wi
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2016 10:00pm EST
george is eating an apple as he waits for them. is a wise no thank you, joan. never share another's food. george has forgotten something, something that helps keep him clean. it's lucky for george that joan him.n extra tissue to lend some children learn to jump over puddles.d but george wades right into rouble, because he forgot his go lashes. >> it's a social guidance film. that's a whole story. we could do a whole program trying to understand that, but basically what happened is that world war ii, the american families fragmented. men worked late or they were sent overseas. women quite often, you know, worked outside their home often at night. unsupervised, ly wild.ey got a little delinquency enile rates went up. they were sexually active in ways that was quite threatening to the power structure, and there was anxiety. is.e always everybody talks about, you know, kids d of literacy and spending too much time on facebook and all of this kind of, so we have our mild panics then, the mild panics margaret, frankly, was afraid marriage was obsolete and kids would no longer feel the nee
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Nov 9, 2014 10:00pm EST
according to what the native people wanted. and this was something that george washington explained personally to the seneca nation delegates by saying, this means you will never be defrauded of your land again. now, would that have been true. it was true at the time. he meant it at the time. president george washington in making the treaties of 1790 with the muskogee nations of the southeast and the treaty of canandaigua, the six nations iroquois confederacy, and that was new york at the time. so, what george washington wanted as president of the united states was some territory for the united states to govern over. and wanted a definition of the state boundaries and a clarity of the muskogee nation and their lands. what the president was trying to do was to stop any -- to enter into secured peace and friendship forever arrangements with the muskogee. he was trying to secure the northern and southern, western borders of the united states. and these were buffalo. savannah. we are talking about really eastern-western borders at that time. and that was the united states. so, the musko
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Aug 25, 2016 2:15pm EDT
, george washington. so fitzhugh was sitting amongst those people as one of their equals, as they are discussing some of the very momentous issues of taxation and what the relationship should be to the mother country. and fitzhugh basically fits in with the revolutionary movement quite perfectly. he is a great supporter of virginia's rights. and when virginia breaks away from the mother country, fitzhugh was involved and supports that as well. in fact, he's a member of several of the committees of safety, correspondence and for a brief time he's going to even be a member of the continental congress when that convenes up in philadelphia. he's a very important man politically as far as the offices he held. before his life was over, he'd also be a virginia member of the house of delegates and virginia state senator. again, he never held a military role, was never governor, but other than that, he held about as high a station you could hold in a colony or state at that time. mr. fitzhugh built his house basically with two things in mind. first of all, he built it where it sat so he co
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May 27, 2015 9:50pm EDT
." the first person who noticed what was happening was a guy named george francis who lived on the first floor of the two front rooms. he came outside and walked into the street and he could only get halfway across. he walked right up to the president's body as it was being carried across the street. another boarder on the second floor, henry safford, went outside and he saw the commotion too. he heard the shouts that lincoln had been shot. safford couldn't get to ford's theater there were so many people outside in the street. he retreated, came back to his house, and went up these stairs and stood at the top of the staircase. he was up there watching as the soldiers pounded on the door of the house next door and they couldn't get in. and he saw there was lincoln in the middle of the street being carried by soldiers and they didn't know where to take the president. safford went outside got a candle, stood at the top of the staircase and shouted bring him in here, bring him in here. dr. leo heard that and shouted to the officers and soldiers, take the president to that house. they c
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Aug 19, 2016 4:41pm EDT
been rolled back. the very last individual who serves during that period is george henry white of north carolina. represented a coastal district in north carolina. that had elected an african-american before. and he serves for two terms in the late 1890s. he's the last african-american to serve really for three decades. and he very forcefully pushed for two things while he was a heb. member. one was anti-lynching legislation, which no one had really championed before. and he pushes for that. it goes nowhere. it languishes in the judiciary committee and never really is debated. but he's out there talking about it on the floor. and the other thing that he wanted was to -- because so many blacks were being denied their political rights in the south, he wanted to reduce the representation of southern states in congress based on how many people were being disenfranchised in southern districts. and so these are two issues that percolate in the house in the next couple of decades but there is no african-americans there to champion it. in 1901, white leaves congress. had he faced a lot of viole
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Aug 30, 2014 11:30am EDT
maker, her mother was rebecca young and she made flags for george washington. what you see also is a display of the typical tools at the time that would have been used for making the flag. we include a little disk of pins. pins were extremely expensive items at the time. and actually would have been a very precious gift if a man was giving it to his girlfriend. we also have a graphic behind me that shows the size of the "the star-spangled banner" when it was made and the size of the footprint of mary's house. it was a relatively small house. the flag was actually bigger than the house. so all those wonderful paintings of women sitting with 40-foot flags in their lap making the flags didn't happen that way. the flag actually had to be taken over to the brewery, they borrowed a room in the attic to do the final piecing. the flag was probably made in three sections and then the three sections pieced together . we know mary worked on the flag. we know her daughter, caroline, worked on the flag. she also had two nieces that were helping and a servant who was in service to learn how to sew
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Dec 25, 2014 3:53am EST
president george bush, and bob dole. with speeches from presidents john kennedy, and ronald reagan. at noon, fashion experts on first ladies' fashion choices, and how they represented the styles of the times in which they lived. and then at 10:00, former nbc news anchor tom brokaw on his more than 50 years of reporting on world events.at's this chrise c-span networks. for a complete schedule go to c-span.org. >> about 50 years ago on august 10th, 1964, president lyndon johnson signed the gulf of tonkin resolution, which in lieu of a declaration of war, gave him broad powers to wage war in southeast asia. that resolution was passed by congress in response to an august 2nd attack, and an alleged august 4th incident in the golf of tonkin involving u.s. destroyers and vietnamese torpedo boats. american history visited the national security archive at george washington university to learn about numerous declassified documents that have shed more life on the gulf of tonkin incidents. >> i'm tom blanton, the director of the national security archive. we are on the top floor of the main librar
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2014 11:00am EDT
george washington. what you see also is a display of the typical tools at the time that would have been used for making the flag. we include a little disk of pins. pins we are extremely expensive item at the time. actually would have been a very precious gift if a beau was giving it to his girlfriend. we also have a graphic behind me that shows the size of the star-spangled banner when it was made and the size of the footprint of mary pickerskill's house. it was a small house. the flag was bigger than the house. all those wonderful paintings of women sitting with 40-foot flags in their laps making the flag didn't happen that way. the flag actually had to be taken over to clagget's brewery and they were able to lay the flag flat. it was probably made in three sections then pieced together. mary worked on the flag. the commission was given to her. her daughter caroline purdy worked on the flag. she had two nieces helping and an indentured servant working in the house who was in service to learn how to sew and we believe she was also working on the flag. we don't know if rebecca young
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May 22, 2016 9:30pm EDT
individual who serves is george henry white of north carolina. represented a coastal district in north carolina that had elected african-americans before. he is the last african-american to serve for really three decades. he forcefully pushed for two things while he was a member. one was anti-lynching legislation, which no one had really championed before and he pushes for that. it goes nowhere. it languishes in the judiciary committee and never really is debated, but he is out there talking on the floor. the other thing he wanted was because there were so many blacks being denied political rights in the south, he wanted to reduce the participation of southern states based on the number that were being disenfranchised. there were no african-americans to champion this. in 1901, white leaves congress. he faces some very tough reelection stash a lot of violence, a lot of fraud. he leaves the house. when he does, he gives a speech in february of 1901, which is tremendously moving, because he knows he is the last african-american in congress for a while. he says, someday the african-america
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2014 10:00pm EDT
the lake, they can go on to lake george and on to the hudson and they can split the united states in half. meantime, the treaty talks are on. and this is a bargaining chip. off u can take plattsburgh of the northern border of the united states, wherever the british troop lines are at the while these negotiations are going on, that's going to be the new northern border. they hey had in mind, didn't plan to take the united states again, this is not another revolution, what they wanted a new ey northern border for the united states. ot the 45th parallel, but the 43rd. they wanted the northern border f massachusetts to be the border of the northern united states. and you know, if you take that ine and you run it across the country, you take that parallel, you end up in buffalo. that means the united states would have lost maine, new vermont, and all of the north. they would have lost control of the great lakes. they were after. but plattsburgh put a stop to that. in the ish army is not united states. the british army is back in canada. o the treaty is signed on christmas eve, 1814, the s
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