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March 2018

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Judiciary hosted by the McConnell Center (Louisville, KY)

March 24 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

This seminar offers an intensive study on the role of the Supreme Court in American Politics and the concept of “judicial review.”  A number of controversial cases in recent decades have given rise to a polarized debate in America over the desirability of judicial review.  With that in mind, we will examine the original purpose of the Supreme Court and the debates over judicial review during the American Founding period.  Finally we will look closely at the case of Marbury v…

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One-Day Seminar: LBJ, the Great Society, and American Progressivism hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

March 24 @ 10:15 am - 2:30 pm

Discussion Leader: Dr. Jason Jividen Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The American Founding, hosted by OK CSS and Broken Arrow Public Schools (Tulsa, OK)

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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. Special focus will be placed on core American political ideals and systems, and the question of how to reconcile these with the institution of slavery. All registrations will be provided with a reader of original documents, sent to them by mail in advance of the program. Discussion Leader: Dr. Jason Stevens, Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics…

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One-Day Seminar: TR, Wilson, and the Progressives, hosted by OK CSS and Broken Arrow Public Schools (Tulsa, OK)

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

What is the place of Progressivism in the American reform tradition? How did the Progressive Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson exert their Executive Office to influence reforms in America and to what extent did those measures modernize America. This seminar explores the political and social reforms enacted by Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson, and the early Progressive movement as a whole. Sign-in: 8:00am Access program materials here. Register Here  

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April 2018

One-Day Seminar: Federalists vs. Antifederalists, hosted by Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

April 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Federalist-Antifederalist debates raged from 1787-1788, as the Constitution was considered for ratification, and eventually adopted in by the requisite number of states in 1788. The debates themselves, and the issues and positions staked out, are far larger in scope and meaningful to the modern student of American history and politics than might seem at first glance. Learn about why the Antifederalists feared a strong central government, extensive powers of taxation by a distant Congress, and were distrustful of any…

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One-Day Seminar: Competing Visions: Madison and Hamilton hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#11 (McVeytown, PA)

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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: Hemingway and the American Century hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

April 7 @ 10:15 am - 2:30 pm
Ashland University, 401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805 United States
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This seminar will explore how Hemingway's work reflects American culture, values, and attitudes in the first half of the 20th century. Discussion Leader: Dr. Dan Monroe, Associate Professor of History at Millikin University Registration: 9:30 am Access materials HERE REGISTER HERE

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Moments of Crisis: Watergate

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The break-in at the Watergate before the 1972 presidential election was relatively small news at the time; however, keen investigative journalism and a voice from within the Nixon administration eventually led to the downfall and first resignation of an American president. Astonishing in its brazenness, the work of the Plumbers and involvement of the White House dramatically changed how Americans viewed presidential character and the relationship between the press and politicians, ushering in an era of increased partisanship and distrust.…

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One-Day Seminar: Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Debate hosted by the McConnell Center and University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, KY)

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar is designed to analyze the main arguments set forth in print during the crucial years of 1787-1788 concerning the adoption of the newly proposed Constitution of the United States. Through a close reading of the primary source material we will attempt to identify the most important principles that animated the participants in the discussion, including the fundamental assumptions therein about the political order and human nature. These texts have an authority of their own in connection with the great debate over ratification, and…

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One-Day Seminar: Religion and Reform: Three Episodes in American History hosted by Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY)

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Study the role of religion in three major eras of reform in American history, starting with the impact of religious belief on the Founding Era. Students will also examine the changing role of religion as related to the temperance movement and friction between growing fundamentalism and seemingly competing ideas of science in the early 20th Century. Finally, participants will explore the role of religion in both ideas and organizations and the role they played in the post-WW2 Civil Rights movement.…

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