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February 2018

One-Day Seminar: American Foreign Policy hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

February 24, 2018, 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. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here Registration Closed

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One-Day Seminar: Charles Lindbergh and America’s Rise to World Power hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

February 24, 2018, 10:15 am to 2:30 pm
Ohio,

In the late 1920s Charles Lindbergh was regarded as America's greatest living hero, but by the 1940s he was widely denounced as a Nazi sympathizer and perhaps even a traitor. This seminar will study the career of the country's most famous aviator, emphasizing what it says about the United States in the early 20th century. Discussion Leader: Dr. John Moser, Professor of History at Ashland University Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Westward Expansion hosted by National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (Oklahoma City, OK)

February 27, 2018, 8:45 am to 2:30 pm

This seminar will focus on Westward Expansion during the 19th Century. Ideas and events emphasized include Manifest Destiny, the Monroe Doctrine, the Mexican-American War, and the growing problem of Sectionalism that threatened to drive North and South apart. All registrations will be provided with a reader of original documents, sent to them by mail in advance of the program. Discussion Leader: Dr. Greg Schneider, Professor of History at Emporia State University Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Oklahoma History Center (Oklahoma City, OK)

February 28, 2018, 10:15 am to 3:15 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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March 2018

Moments of Crisis: Bloody Sunday in Selma

March 3, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Some 600 peaceful Civil Rights demonstrators sought to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on 7 March 1965, and were met with police dogs, clubs, and firehoses. The brutal attack by local law enforcement made national headlines and helped to show, in clear terms, the reality of racial segregation throughout much of the South. This event encouraged various civil rights groups to set aside their differences and pledge to work more closely with one another, and drew a quick, sharp response…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the American Idea hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#27 (Monaca, PA)

March 7, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This seminar offers an overview of the background principles and ideas that inform the American idea and the documents that embody them. These principles and ideas will be illustrated through a close study of the texts that serve as a precursor to the American Revolution and the founding of the American regime. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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Documents in Detail: The Long Telegram

March 21, 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join TAH.org scholars and teachers from across the country for our first full season of Documents in Detail, the series in which each episode features a deep-dive into a single core document from American history. Access the readings and scholar bios here. Register for our Documents in Detail webinar series for the 2017-18 school year, featuring selections from TAH.org's 50 Core American Documents collection.. Each webinar lasts one hour, running from 7pm-8pm, EST, on the show date. Register Here

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One-Day Seminar: Jane Addams, Immigration and Industrialization hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

March 24, 2018, 10:15 am to 2:30 pm
Ohio,

This seminar delves into the fascinating life and works of Jane Addams. In the midst of a modern, industrialized America, Addams redefines women’s appropriate place in an ever-changing society. Discussion Leader: Dr. Emily Hess, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Ashland University 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, 2018, 8:00 am to 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, 2018, 8:00 am to 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: Competing Visions: Madison and Hamilton hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#11 (McVeytown, PA)

April 4, 2018, 9:00 am to 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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Moments of Crisis: Watergate

April 7, 2018, 11:00 am to 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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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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Documents in Detail: MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

April 18, 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join TAH.org scholars and teachers from across the country for our first full season of Documents in Detail, the series in which each episode features a deep-dive into a single core document from American history. Access the readings and scholar bios here. Register for our Documents in Detail webinar series for the 2017-18 school year, featuring selections from TAH.org's 50 Core American Documents collection.. Each webinar lasts one hour, running from 7pm-8pm, EST, on the show date. Register Here

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May 2018

Moments of Crisis: Iranian Hostage Crisis

May 12, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

On 4 November 1979, Iranian revolutionaries broke into the American embassy in Tehran and took hostage 52 American diplomats and citizens, beginning what would be 444 days of captivity that would tarnish, and perhaps help bring down, President Jimmy Carter. The longest hostage crisis in history, it included far-reaching diplomatic negotiations and a failed military operation that left eight U.S. service members dead and several others injured, and Carter taking full blame for the fiasco. Access the readings and scholar…

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Documents in Detail: Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” Speech

May 16, 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join TAH.org scholars and teachers from across the country for our first full season of Documents in Detail, the series in which each episode features a deep-dive into a single core document from American history. Access the readings and scholar bios here. Register for our Documents in Detail webinar series for the 2017-18 school year, featuring selections from TAH.org's 50 Core American Documents collection.. Each webinar lasts one hour, running from 7pm-8pm, EST, on the show date. Register Here

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One-Day Seminar: Modern Social Movements hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at Philadelphia City Schools (Philadelphia, PA)

May 30, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE 

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