Government

Theodore Roosevelt and the Western Experience

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Western Experience examines the 26th president of the United States. TR or Teddy as he has come to be known, balanced his identity of an intellectual from the East with the frontiersman of the West. His love of nature as a boy carried on throughout his life, influencing policy decisions as president that we still see today.  

Great States | Minnesota Government

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Learn more about the state and tribal governments of Minnesota, and how they came to be. 

David Broder on the First Congress | Ken Burns: The Congress

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David Broder talks about the importance of the First United States Congress. It was a miracle that they invented something that would stand the test of time.

David McCullough on Voting | Ken Burns: The Congress

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David McCullough talks about the real reason members vote for or against legislation.

Foreign Service Officers

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U.S. Department of State employees, with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. They represent the American people, advocate U.S. interests to the rest of the world and are America’s first line of defense in a complex and often dangerous world. This media gallery focuses on the five types of Foreign Service Officers, also known as U.S. Diplomats.

The White House: Inside Story | Kid's State Dinner

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Learn about the official Kid's State Dinner, an event that brings children with healthy recipes from around the country together at the White House to meet the First Lady and the President of the United States. 

Jefferson on Lewis and Clark | Part 3

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Clay Jenkinson, a scholar of the humanities and author, portrays Thomas Jefferson.

In this clip Mr. Jefferson answers an audience member’s question about covering the costs of the Louisiana Purchase and talks about his fiscal policies.

The White House: Inside Story | Part 7

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The First Lady isn't paid for what she does, but she is in an incredible position to guide her husband and lead public initiatives from the White House. Come behind the scenes of the life of a First Lady and her staff. Standing at the epicenter of global politics, in the heart of the nation’s capital, the story of the White House is the story of America itself.

Looking for Lincoln | All Things Lincoln

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In this video segment, from the PBS documentary Looking for Lincoln, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits the Lincoln Museum to see the iconic “stove pipe” hat firsthand. He then travels to Beverly Hills for a tour of the world’s largest private collection of Lincoln-related artifacts.

Your Vote Counts!

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Video reading of Your Vote Counts!

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