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February 2019

Webinar – Imperialists vs. Non-Interventionists – Great American Debates

February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE The Gilded Age and Progressive Era both coincided with the emergence, and debate over, America as an imperial power, The same leaders lauded for domestic reforms were those who worked hard to expand American power overseas, and they were confronted at home by groups and individuals who, for a variety of reasons, believed that America was not meant to take or maintain imperial possessions. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 2: Ch 20, “Progressive Foreign Policy: The Philippines,” documents…

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One Day Seminar: The New Deal and Great Society Compared, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

February 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from across the Phoenix area to discuss the ideas behind and details of the New Deal and Great Society, examining their similarities and differences, and how they fit within the greater context of 20th Century Progressive politics and policy. This program will be especially helpful to teachers of American History, Government, Civics, Economics, and Comparative Government. Teachers will receive a documents reader in advance of the program, lunch, and a certificate for continuing education. Download PDF copies of…

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One Day Seminar: Congress, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the creation, structure, and evolution of the United States Congress as a constitutional, legal, and political institution, from the American Founding through the late 20th Century. This conceptual survey Seminar is appropriate for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, Law, and Comparative Government, and all attendees will receive a printed copy of TAH.org's forthcoming Core American Documents volume on Congress. Teachers will receive a printed copy of the documents reader in advance of the program, and can get…

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One-Day Seminar: Nuremberg Trials hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The horrors of World War II compelled the Allies to prosecute German and Japanese government officials and military personnel for war crimes. Although WWI provided a precedent, the Allies still confronted many legal, political, and diplomatic challenges to the prosecution of war criminals. How was the International Military Tribunal organized and what were its powers and duties? What standards were used to identify defendants? Was it possible to prosecute individuals for actions not yet defined as criminal at the time…

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One Day Seminar: LBJ and Vietnam, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

February 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Study the American experience in Vietnam as shaped by Lyndon Johnson and his administration, from its rooks in the JFK-era involvement to the future of U.S. Vietnam policy after LBJ left office. Teachers will receive a printed copy of the documents reader in advance of the program, and can get access to the reader and agenda in PDF format after 1 January here. All teachers are welcome, and will be provided with a certificate for continuing education hours. REGISTER HERE

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One Day Seminar: Lincoln and Reconstruction, hosted by Austin ISD (Austin, TX)

February 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the challenge and complexity Abraham Lincoln faced as he assessed the possibilities for a reconstructed Union before, during, and after the Civil War in this day-long Seminar on the topic. Primary documents will include those from Lincoln and others before the war, as they clarify their views on slavery and how it should be dealt with, as well as readings produced during the war, as Lincoln's views on his legal and constitutional options changed as the war progressed.…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by East Mountain High School (Albuquerque, NM)

February 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and the Union (Wellington, KS)

February 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the challenge and complexity Abraham Lincoln faced as he assessed the possibilities for a reconstructed Union before, during, and after the Civil War in this day-long Seminar on the topic. Primary documents will include those from Lincoln and others before the war, as they clarify their views on slavery and how it should be dealt with, as well as readings produced during the war, as Lincoln’s views on his legal and constitutional options changed as the war progressed.…

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Webinar – Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine – Documents in Detail

February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Theodore Roosevelt, 1904 Complementary Documents Monroe Doctrine, James Monroe, 1823 Dollar Diplomacy, William Howard Taft, 1912 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. David Alvis, Wofford College Dr. Sarah Burns, Rochester Institute of Technology

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One-Day Seminar: American Democracy; American Exceptionalism, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Springfield, MO)

February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from across Missouri and the Midwest for a one-day Seminar about the form and role of democracy in the American system of government and politics. The idea of American exceptionalism - that is, uniqueness - will also feature in this documents-based program, which will consist of three discussion sessions rooted in a collection of primary documents from across American history. All registrants will receive a paper copy of the reader in advance of this free program, and lunch…

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