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June 2018

One-Day Seminar: The Constitution and Limited Government, hosted by Alta HS (Sandy, UT)

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

Virtually any written framework for government can serve as a limit on that government's powers and reach, by virtue of listing and describing its powers. The United States Constitution and Bill of Rights is unique because of the extent to which, and specificity by which, these two foundational documents explicitly limit the powers of the national government, delegating powers to both the states and individuals. This Seminar will provide an opportunity to study the American idea of limited government, our…

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July 2018

Equality and Liberty in American History & Literature

July 10 @ 3:00 pm - July 13 @ 3:30 pm
Ashland University, 401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805 United States
$425 - $811

This course is an introduction to black American literature, speeches, and essays from the antebellum period through the World War II era. It examines a diversity of approaches to securing the equal rights of blacks and depicting their social and political situation before—and especially after—the American Civil War. Participants should plan to check in at the Ashland University campus between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 10th.  Dinner and the opening session will follow check-in and the first…

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Immigration in American History & Literature

July 15 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
Ashland University, 401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805 United States
$850 - $1597

Participants should plan to check in at the Ashland University campus between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 15th.  The opening seminar session will begin promptly at 4:30 pm, followed by dinner. Instructors: Dan Monroe (Millikin University) and Suzanne Brown Tuition: Audit (in-service hours only): $850 Credit (2 semester hours): $1122 Room & Board: Double-occupancy air conditioned room and all meals: $475 Register Now | Contact Us

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Multi-Day Seminar: Religious Freedom and Constitutional Government (George Washington University, Washington DC)

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - July 21 @ 9:00 am

Sponsored by the Ambassador John L. Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom, George Washington University, and the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, this summer course explores historical sources and contemporary issues related to religious freedom. In addition to the seminar, participants will enjoy a group trip to a relevant site (such as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History) and have the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C. on their own. The course is held on George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Campus in the beautiful Palisades neighborhood…

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August 2018

One-Day Seminar: Herbert Hoover’s Rugged Individualism and Franklin Roosevelt’s Forgotten Man Revisited – hosted by McCreary Central High School (Stearns, KY)

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

The Hoover-Roosevelt debate of the 1930s is the contemporary American political, economic, and moral conversation that shapes public policy in the twenty first century in a very powerful way. The very questions that concerned these two presidents are also our burning questions of today. The themes of liberty vs. security, freedom vs. regulation, representative democracy over against the administrative state and an independent judiciary, so important and visionary then, are still the fundamental questions in a world of terrorism, globalization,…

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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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