Historian James T. Patterson discusses his book Restless Giant: The United States From Watergate to Bush v. Gore. He looks at the United States during the final quarter of the twentieth century, from the 1970s to the election of 2000. This is part one of a two-part lecture.
What does the Constitution say about racial equality? Larry Kramer, Dean at Stanford Law School, explains the role of the Reconstruction amendments and the challenges faced by the Supreme Court in shaping Civil Rights legislation in the years before Brown v. Board of Education.
University of Virginia historian Barbara Perry describes John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, including background information on the President’s life and family, the writing of the speech, and major accomplishments of his administration.