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70: 4th of July: A Presidential Perspective, with Tevi Troy, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

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70: 4th of July: A Presidential Perspective, with Tevi Troy, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

In this special episode, Gary Speaks with Tevi Troy, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center, about the history of the Fourth of July, and about how various Presidents have celebrated…
June 30, 2022

70: 4th of July: A Presidential Perspective, with Tevi Troy, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Meet Tevi Troy, Ph.D.:

Tevi Troy, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center as well as a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute. He is the founder and CEO of American Health Policy Institute. His career extends into the public sector as a former member of President George W. Bush’s transition team, a Deputy Secretary in HHS, and Acting Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. Additionally, Dr. Troy is a prolific writer with 4 books on presidencies and over 300 articles commenting on political trends.

Key Insights:

Dr. Troy reflects on the 4th of July through the lens of past presidencies. 

  • Bonds of Liberty. During the 4th of July, Presidents look for ways to unite the country. Dr. Troy points to an overarching message of liberty as a way to remember our shared bonds as Americans. (1:49)
  • Did You Know? Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the same day, July 4th, 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (3:32)
  • How We Celebrate. Sometimes Presidents host activities on the 4th of July that advance policies of their administration, like parades or naturalization ceremonies. However, most often Presidents go to a vacation place they are comfortable with and celebrate with family. (6:12)

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