Teach-In

Gordon S. Wood – What Made the Founders Different

The founding fathers have a special significance in American culture different from most other countries. The ideals, aspirations and leadership that our founding fathers created still hold strong in America. Hear why...

Akhil Reed Amar – Our Jacksonian Constitution

In this talk we hear why our constitution may be more Jacksonian than we have been taught. Amar discusses why our constitution could be considered more democratic, perhaps more supportive towards slavery than intended...

Rosemarie Zagarri – Founding Mothers: How Women Shaped The Founding

In the revolutionary era, politics were not exclusively the province of men. Hear how women made an impact in America’s founding without having an official stake in government and politics. This is the fourth lecture ...

David Hackett Fischer – George Washington’s Gift

George Washington offered a great leadership to America during our founding. Through historical stories and imagery, Professor Fischer shows us Washington's impact on the founding and growth of America. This is the se...

Peter S. Onuf – Thomas Jefferson’s Founding

Find out what impact Thomas Jefferson had on the founding of America even without being present at the signing of the Constitution. This is the first lecture for the Teach-In on America's Founding presented by The Uni...

Panel on America’s Founding moderated by Diane Rehm (Part 1)

In this first half of the panel discussion in Teach-In on America's Founding at The University of Oklahoma, Diane Rehm leads experts through an active discussion around the Constitution and America's Founding.

Panel on America’s Founding moderated by Diane Rehm (Part 2)

In this second half of the panel discussion in Teach-In on America's Founding at The University of Oklahoma, Diane Rehm leads experts through an active discussion around the Constitution and America's Founding.

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