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April 2017

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America, hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, MA)

Sat, Apr 29, 9:00 am to 2:15 pm

This event is made possible thanks to a grant from the Lincoln and Theresa Filene Foundation The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path.  The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery.  The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved.  This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Discussion Leader: Dr.…

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May 2017

One-Day Seminar: Social Movements of the 1970s hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

Sat, May 6, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Description Coming Soon Discussion Leader: Dr. David Krugler, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville Access program materials here REGISTER HERE Registration begins at 8:30 am

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One-Day Seminar: American Intervention in Foreign Policy, hosted by Guilford County Schools (Greensboro, NC)

Sat, May 6, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Americans have always looked beyond their own borders. Nevertheless, the Founders advised Americans to steer clear of foreign quarrels. This seminar will examine how the tension between these two tendencies has played out through the history of the United States. Discussion Leader: Dr. Stephen Knott, Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College. Registration begins at 8:30 am Access program materials here Registration CLOSED

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Landmark Supreme Court Cases Webinars: New Jersey v. T.L.O.

Sat, May 13, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Although there have been many important cases related to search and seizure rights and laws, this is the most prominent of them to take place in a school, and to address how these rights are applied to students in a school setting. Did students have the same 4th Amendment protections as adults in public? How were school officials empowered or restrained in their conduct regarding student privacy and their responsibility for promoting a safe and harmonious school environment? In a…

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Documents in Detail Webinar: George Washington’s Farewell Address

Wed, May 17, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

George Washington dedicated most of his adult life — as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, as President of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and as the first President of the United States — to public service for the preservation of liberty, independence, republican government, and the Union. In what was then one of the rarest and most remarkable acts of human history, Washington voluntarily gave up the power with which the people had entrusted him not once, but twice, earning him…

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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and the Union (hosted by the Ashbrook Center, Ashland, Ohio)

Sat, May 20, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Ohio,

This Saturday seminar will focus on how the political theory of the American Founding shaped Abraham Lincoln's ideas and actions during the Civil War. Discussion Leader: Dr. Jason Stevens, Visiting Assistant Professor at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here  REGISTER HERE

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June 2017

One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Alpine School District (American Fork, Utah)

Thu, Jun 8, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Utah,

This seminar will examine the principles of the American Revolution and how they came to define the structure of the American Constitution for the Founding generation. American History and Government teachers will find useful documents and ideas in this program, which while focused on the era of the Founding, also clarifies ideas core to the American view on and system of government. Discussion Leader: Scott Yenor, Associate Professor of Political Science, Boise State University Registration begins at 8:00 am View agenda…

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One-Day Seminar: Madison and Hamilton hosted by Alpine School District (American Fork, Utah)

Fri, Jun 9, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Utah,

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were allies as authors of the Federalist Papers, and yet their views on how the new government should function and what it should do grew increasingly different, and opposed, as time passed. This program explores their similarities and differences about how the Constitution should be interpreted and implemented, what powers the new government and its officials should wield, and how these positions shaped the early party system and have, in fact, impacted American political thought…

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One-Day Seminar: Madison and Hamilton (hosted by Cocalico School District, – Denver, PA)

Wed, Jun 14, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Discussion Leader: Christopher Burkett, Associate Professor of Political Science Registration begins at 8:30 am Access materials here REGISTER HERE

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July 2017
$650 - $770

Equality and Liberty in American History & Literature

Tue, Jul 11, 5:00 pm to Fri, Jul 14, 12:30 pm
Ashland University, 401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805 United States
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This course examines the two fundamental American ideas using historical documents and literary texts. The course will be co-taught by a political scientist and a literary scholar. The two and a half day course may be audited or taken for one semester credit hour at the graduate level, and will provide time for the participants to consider how the documents might be used in their classrooms and curricula. Arrival for this course begins Tuesday, July 11 at 4:30 pm. Register…

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Multi-Day Seminar: Religious Freedom in America: Historical Sources and Contemporary Issues (George Washington University, Washington DC)

Wed, Jul 26, 4:00 pm to Sat, Jul 29, 9:00 am

Sponsored by the Ambassador John L. Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom, George Washington University, and the Ashbrook Center, Ashland University, this summer course explores historical sources and contemporary issues related to religious freedom. Intensive Seminars will be devoted to topics including religious freedom and the American founding, the free exercise clause of the Constitution, and Islamic perspectives on religious freedom. In addition to the seminar, participants will enjoy a group trip to a relevant site (such as the Smithsonian) and have the opportunity to…

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August 2017

Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – Woodrow Wilson (Staunton, VA)

Fri, Aug 4, 4:00 pm to Sun, Aug 6, 12:15 pm

Woodrow Wilson was, for many years, a productive academic scholar with a concentration on American politics and constitutional government as well as president of Princeton University before entering the public world of politics as governor of New Jersey. Later, during his two terms as president of the United States, Wilson continued to produce speculations on politics and statesmanship in his campaign speeches and state papers. His words and deeds reflected his efforts to come to grips with problems of liberty…

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September 2017

Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – George Washington (Mount Vernon, VA)

Fri, Sep 22, 4:00 pm to Sun, Sep 24, 12:15 pm

This co-sponsored colloquium will center on the life and writings of George Washington as one of the key figures in America’s Founding. The sessions all focus on Washington’s contributions to liberty and self-government in the United States, first as revolutionary and military commander, then as an advocate for federalism and republican government, and finally as president and statesman.  Tour:  George Washington's Mount Vernon Discussion Leader: Dr. William Allen Application Deadline: March 8, 2017 Participation is based on a competitive application process. If selected,…

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October 2017

Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL)

Fri, Oct 13, 4:00 pm to Sun, Oct 15, 12:00 pm

This co-sponsored colloquium will focus on the contributions of Abraham Lincoln’s life and writings to the discourse of liberty and responsibility. Particular care is given to the debate over the nature of the federal union as engaged by Lincoln and his southern adversaries. Tour: Abraham Lincoln Home and Museum Discussion Leader: Dr. Lucas Morel Application Deadline: March 8, 2017 Participation is based on a competitive application process. If selected, the stipend for this program is $400. Qualifications are below. Applicants must be current K-12 school teachers,…

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November 2017

Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – Andrew Jackson (Nashville, TN)

Fri, Nov 3, 4:00 pm to Sun, Nov 5, 11:30 am

This co-sponsored colloquium will focus on Jackson’s presidency is generally interpreted as signifying the moment when democracy becomes an overwhelming political and moral force in America that pushes aside a republican understanding of government. The key issues of Jackson’s presidency, which this conference will explore, center on the Jacksonian coalition’s understanding of union, liberty, representation, equality, republicanism, and economic growth and the impact such understanding would have for the rechartering of the National Bank, Indian removal, and states’ rights. Tour: Andrew…

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April 2018

Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – Franklin D. Roosevelt (Hyde Park, NY)

April 13, 2018, 4:00 pm to April 15, 2018, 12:15 pm

This co-sponsored colloquium will introduce history and government teachers from the secondary school level to the campaign and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt and its consequences for liberty and responsibility. Readings cover the elections of 1932 and 1936, Roosevelt’s relationship with the Supreme Court, and his use of executive power in domestic and foreign policy. Readings place particular emphasis on the ongoing critique and alternative vision to Roosevelt’s New Deal policies offered by Herbert Hoover, requiring participants to revisit their…

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