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.
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)