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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: York and the American Founding (York, PA)

Sat, Jun 10, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This seminar offers an intensive study of the principles of the American Founding and the documents that embody them, especially the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. These principles will be illuminated through a close study of the Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention, and the struggle over ratification of the Constitution.  Participants will receive digital and hard copies of the documents as well as Ashbrook’s 50 Core American Documents book.  All teachers will receive Act 48 credits needed to maintain…

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One-Day Seminar: Cold War Origins hosted by Brevard County Schools (Viera, FL)

Thu, Jun 29, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Description: 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 II, and how the Cold…

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September 2017

One-Day Seminar: Competing Visions: Madison and Hamilton hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

Wed, Sep 6, 8:20 am to 2:30 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: The American Founding hosted by Tucson Unified School District (Tucson, AZ)

Thu, Sep 7, 8:20 am to 2:45 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. Discussion Leader: Dr. Jason Stevens, Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics Registration: 8:00 am  Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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October 2017

One-Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

Tue, Oct 10, 8:20 am to 2:30 pm

The decade that preceded Abraham Lincoln’s presidential election and the onset of secession and civil war saw an America increasingly divided over the future of slavery in the United States. The readings present a diversity of opinions regarding that division, and how best to resolve what Harry V. Jaffa called “the crisis of the house divided.” Discussion Leader: Dr. Eric Sands, Associate Professor of Government at Berry College Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials HERE REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War hosted by Tucson Unified School District (Tucson, AZ)

Tue, Oct 17, 8:20 am to 2:45 pm

The decade that preceded Abraham Lincoln’s presidential election and the onset of secession and civil war saw an America increasingly divided over the future of slavery in the United States. The readings present a diversity of opinions regarding that division, and how best to resolve what Harry V. Jaffa called “the crisis of the house divided.” Discussion Leader: Dr. Daniel Monroe, Associate Professor of History at Millikin University  Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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November 2017

One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and Reconstruction hosted by Tucson Unified School District (Tucson, AZ)

Tue, Nov 14, 8:20 am to 2:45 pm

This program is a study of Lincoln’s struggles, ideas, and plans to reconstruct the Union during and after the Civil War. Special emphasis is placed on the challenges he faced in trying to win the war while simultaneously laying the groundwork for a reconstructed country, and how his ideas about the status of slaves changed over the course of the war. Documents studied include those from before and during the war, helping participants understand Lincoln’s beliefs and plans, and how…

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