Common Ground: H.W. Brands

H.W. Brands

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI


Through the first half of the nineteenth century, three statesmen dominated national politics. The interactions among Henry Clay of Kentucky, Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, and John C. Calhoun of South Carolina tell an important story about the immense challenges facing the second generation of American independence: the people charged with making the experiment in self-government work. 

In honor of President's Day -- February 22 is George Washington's birthday -­join us for a special presentation. In partnership with the Gerald R Ford Presidential Foundation and the Gerald R Ford Presidential Library & Museum, the Hauenstein Center will host H.W. Brands, the Jack S. Blanton Senior Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin, for a presentation about the Great Triumvirate, and the nation's highest legislative chamber, at a time when political speeches mattered. 

Also being honored this evening: COL Ralph W. Hauenstein will be posthumously awarded the prestigious MAK award by the Michigan Historical Commission. The MAK is named for William G. Milliken, Elizabeth Sparks Adams, and Attorney General Frank J. Kelley. 







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