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August 2018

One-Day Seminar: The Great Depression and the New Deal hosted by McCreary Central High School (Stearns, KY)

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:45 pm

All registrants will receive a copy of "The Great Depression and the New Deal" - the new Core Documents volume, available now.  This program focuses on the Great Depression and the New Deal - using the Core Documents volume. It makes clear the reasons why and the degree to which Franklin Roosevelt intended the New Deal to be a re-founding of the American republic. In presenting the words that Roosevelt spoke, the collection shows us not only his arguments but…

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One-Day Seminar: The Executive Branch hosted by the Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This educational program has been made possible thanks to a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. All teachers will receive Act 48 credits needed to maintain their certification. Discussion Leader: Dr. David Alvis, Associate Professor of Government at Wofford College Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials Registration Closed - to be put on a wait list, please email Monica Moser.

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Webinar – Patriots vs. Loyalists – Great American Debates

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE British America, after over 150 years of colonial efforts, reached a boiling point in the decade after the French-Indian War, eventually giving way to the American Revolution, both in the mind and on the field of battle. But not all Americans saw the situation in such stark terms as stated by Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Richard Henry Lee, and eventually Thomas Jefferson. In a manner similar to what their grandchildren would experience during the tragedy of the Civil…

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One-Day Seminar: The Evolution of Executive Power, hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from across the Phoenix area and Arizona in studying the constitutional and legal origins of the power of the American president and Executive branch, and the evolution of that power over time. This thematic program will be useful to both American History and American Government teachers, as it will use documents spanning two centuries and a number of critical events and issues in American politics and law. Teachers will read documents from the Core American Documents volume The American…

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Webinar – Memorial and Remonstrance – Documents in Detail

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Memorial and Remonstrance, James Madison, 1785 Complementary Documents Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVII: Religion, Thomas Jefferson, 1781 Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, Thomas Jefferson, 1786 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. David Tucker, Ashland University Dr. Sarah Morgan Smith, Ashland University

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September 2018

Webinar – Federalists vs. Antifederalists – Great American Debates

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Would the new government be national or federal? Would the states be obliterated as sovereignties, or would they continue to drive policy? How would America solve its fiscal and economic problems in the wake of the Revolution? And how would the spirit and ideals of 1776 be enshrined, protected, and promoted for future generations? Questions as these drove those who fought as brothers in the Revolution to different sides of a debate that formally lasted from 1787 to…

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One-Day Seminar: Détente and the Later Cold War

September 11 @ 8:20 am - 2:45 pm

Discussion Leader: Gregory Schneider, Emporia State University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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Webinar – Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 – Documents in Detail

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 (excerpted), James Madison Complementary Documents Articles of Confederation, 1777 Vices of the Political System of the United States, James Madison, 1787 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Jeremy Bailey, University of Houston

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Kokomo High School (Kokomo, IN)

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

How did the alliances of World War 2 break down, and so quickly, after 1945? How close were these alliances in the first place, and what differences existed between the United States and the Soviet Union that acted as wedges between these two states and their respective allies? This seminar focuses on the ideas, events, and people – as expressed in key documents – of the years immediately after the end of World War 2, and how the Cold War…

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One-Day Seminar: The Gilded Age – Foreign and Domestic Policy, hosted by San Diego USD

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the San Diego area to discuss the key domestic and foreign policy issues of the Gilded Age, and the ideas behind them, through a collection of original documents. Teachers will take part in three 90-minute discussion sessions, led by Dr. David Tucker of Ashland University, using the words and arguments of the times to better understand the people, events, and movements of this pivotal point in American history. All registrants will receive a paper copy of the…

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