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USCHS: Reconstruction Reexamined

May 4

USCHS: RECONSTRUCTION REEXAMINED: Annual Symposium Considers 14th Amendment, Impeachment, Civil Rights April 16, 2018—Washington, DC— The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is proud to announce details regarding its upcoming annual symposium. On May 4, 2018, speakers from across the country will discuss issues arising from congressional action during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering … Continue reading USCHS: Reconstruction Reexamined

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Congressional Briefing on the History of US Infrastructure

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rayburn House Building,

While it is widely recognized that America’s aging infrastructure needs a major overhaul, policymakers disagree about how to accomplish this task.  So how did the great infrastructure projects of the past get built?  Three leading historians of the subject will explain how this happened and what it can teach us about infrastructure development. This briefing will take … Continue reading Congressional Briefing on the History of US Infrastructure

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