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September 2016

One-Day Seminars: Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, and Burr: The Dysfunctional Election of 1800, hosted by Ashbrook (Ashland, Ohio)

September 17, 2016, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

This seminar will explore the bitter election of 1800 which pitted four of the nation's most prominent political figures in a struggle for the presidency. Jefferson's triumph in the "revolution of 1800" had lasting ramifications for the United States, not the least of which was placing the Federalist party on the road to extinction. All of these men played decisive roles in this election, which was arguably the dirtiest contest in American electoral history. Discussion Leader: Dr. Stephen Knott, Professor…

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Forum: Sectionalism and Civil War, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education.

September 23, 2016, 8:00 am to 11:30 am

This free training is a unique and exciting collaboration between ADE and TeachingAmericanHistory.org. Participants will engage in a document based Socratic discussion, facilitated by a visiting scholar expert in that field, for the first half of the training. The second half will focus on strategies for teaching with primary source documents in the classroom. This training is hands on and teachers will leave with several good resources and strategies for connecting students to their content through primary sources. This forum focuses…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the American Idea hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, Florida)

September 24, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

"Origins of the American Idea" 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. Discussion Leader: Dr. Eric Sands, Associate Professor of Government at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia Access program materials here REGISTRATION CLOSED Registration opens at 8:30 am

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October 2016

One-Day Seminar – The Bill of Rights hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

October 4, 2016, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

This free training is a unique and exciting collaboration between ADE and TeachingAmericanHistory.org. Participants will engage in a document based Socratic discussion, facilitated by a visiting scholar expert in that field, for the first half of the training. The second half will focus on strategies for teaching with primary source documents in the classroom. This training is hands on and teachers will leave with several good resources and strategies for connecting students to their content through primary sources. The content…

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Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – George Washington (Alexandria, VA)

October 7, 2016, 3:00 pm to October 9, 2016, 12:00 pm

This co-sponsored colloquium will center on the life and writings of George Washington as one of the key figures in America’s Founding. The sessions all focus on Washington’s contributions to liberty and self-government...

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One-Day Seminar: Political Parties in the Early Republic, 1787-1815 hosted by St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati, OH)

October 8, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This seminar examines the development of American political parties in the Early Republic, focusing on the historic events that led to the emergence of the Federalist and Republican parties between 1789 and 1816. Discussion Leader: Dr. Christopher Burkett, Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashland University Access program materials here REGISTER HERE Registration opens at 8:00 am.

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Civil War hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

October 11, 2016, 8:30 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. Daniel Monroe, Associate Professor of History at Millikin University Access program materials here REGISTER HERE Registration begins at 8:00 am.

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One-Day Seminar: Social Reform, 1790-1850 – Temperance, Abolition, and the End of the World, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, Utah)

October 14, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Declaration of Independence and evangelical Christianity were the twin sources of the reform movements that did so much to shape American politics and life from the Revolution to the Civil War.  This seminar examines several reform movements of the antebellum period, paying particular attention to how views of human nature and the millennium, expressed in the Declaration and evangelical Christianity, affected American politics. Discussion Leader: Professor Dennis Boman, Professor of History at Lindenwood University Access program materials here. REGISTER HERE Registration begins…

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Forum: Alexander Hamilton’s Commercial Republic conducted at the Fraunces Tavern Museum (New York, NY)

October 15, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This program is made possible by a grant from The Achelis and Bodman Foundations. This forum, Alexander Hamilton's Commercial Republic, will focus on the United States’ first secretary of the Treasury and his contributions to the financial system of this country. Participating teachers will receive: A copy of Dr. Knott’s recent publication, Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America A copy of the Ashbrook Center’s 50 Core American Documents Refreshments and lunch General admission to the museum Discussion Leader: Dr. Stephen Knott,…

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Landmark Supreme Court Cases Webinars: Dred Scott v. Sanford

October 15, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The slave Dred Scott sued for his freedom in court because his former master had taken him to live where slavery had been prohibited by Congress through the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Chief Justice Roger Taney, writing the opinion of the Court, argued that Scott could not sue because he was not and could never be a citizen of the United States. Taney based this conclusion on an assertion that Founding-era Americans did not…

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One-Day Seminar: Age of Enterprise hosted by Osceola School District (Kissimmee, FL)

October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

How did nationalism influence the pro-imperialism argument that guided Theodore Roosevelt? Did nationalism have any influence in the government’s laissez-faire policies that consequently ceded power to corporate moguls and “robber barrons”? This seminar considers the role of nationalism, imperialism and the expansion of the American free enterprise system. Discussion Leader: Dr. Gregory Schneider, Professor of History, Emporia State University Access program materials here Registration has closed. Registration begins at 8:30 am

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

October 22, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 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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One-Day Seminars: FDR and Hoover, hosted by Ashbrook (Ashland, Ohio)

October 22, 2016, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

The event description will be updated soon!   Discussion Leader: Dr. Will Ruger, Senior Scholar on Foreign Policy, CKI. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Access the program materials here. REGISTER HERE Registration: 9:30-10:15

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One-Day Seminar: Supreme Court Cases That Changed America hosted by Sarasota County Schools (Sarasota, FL)

October 24, 2016, 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm

The United States Supreme Court has played a large role in U.S. history, at times reflecting the mass sentiment of the era and at other times disregarding popular views to extend rights to our citizens. Other famous Supreme Court decisions established the Courts own power or reshaped the political landscape. Discussion Leader: Dr. Eric Sands, Associate Professor of Government at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia Access program materials here REGISTER HERE Registration begins at Noon.

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November 2016

Forum: American Progressivism hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

November 1, 2016, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

This free training is a unique and exciting collaboration between ADE and TeachingAmericanHistory.org. Participants will engage in a document based Socratic discussion, facilitated by a visiting scholar expert in that field, for the first half of the training. The second half will focus on strategies for teaching with primary source documents in the classroom. This training is hands on and teachers will leave with several good resources and strategies for connecting students to their content through primary sources. The content…

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Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – Andrew Jackson (Nashville, TN)

November 11, 2016, 3:00 pm to November 13, 2016, 12:00 pm

This co-sponsored colloquium will focus on Jackson’s presidency is generally interpreted as signifying the moment when democracy becomes an overwhelming political and moral force in America that pushes aside a republican understanding of government. The key issues of Jackson’s presidency, which this conference will explore

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One-Day Seminars: The Election of 2016 in Historical Perspective, hosted by Ashbrook (Ashland, Ohio)

November 12, 2016, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

A discussion of the significance of the 2016 Presidential election based on primary documents from American history. Discussion Leader: Dr. Christopher Burkett, Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashland University, and Dr. David Tucker, Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University and Associate Director of the Master of Arts in American History and Government. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Access the program materials here. REGISTER HERE Registration: 9:30-10:15

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Civil War, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, Utah)

November 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 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 that follow 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: Professor Dennis Boman, Professor of History at Lindenwood University Access program materials here. REGISTER HERE Registration begins at 8 am.

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One-Day Seminar: Supreme Court Cases that Changed America hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

November 19, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The United States Supreme Court has played a large role in U.S. history, at times reflecting the mass sentiment of the era and at other times disregarding popular views to extend rights to our citizens. Other famous Supreme Court decisions established the Courts own power or reshaped the political landscape. Discussion Leader: Dr. Eric Sands, Associate Professor of Government at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia Access program materials here REGISTER HERE Registration begins at 8:30 am. 

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Landmark Supreme Court Cases Webinars: Brown v. Board of Education

November 19, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, the doctrine of “separate but equal” legalized racial segregation in the United States. The Supreme Court finally rejected that doctrine in 1954 on the ground that segregated schools led to unequal educational opportunities for white and black students, which in turn had negative psychological effects on the self-image of black children. The end of legal segregation was cause for great hope and inspiration to Civil Rights leaders. When novelist Ralph Ellison…

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December 2016

Landmark Supreme Court Cases Webinars: Gideon v. Wainwright

December 10, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

What began as a case of a man being charged with breaking and entering and intent to commit a misdemeanor ended with one of the seminal civil liberties cases of the 20th Century. Unable to afford an attorney, Clarence Earl Gideon’s request for one was denied under existing Florida law. During his time in prison, Gideon wrote by hand his habeas corpus petition, which although rejected by the Florida Supreme Court was taken up by the Supreme Court. In Gideon…

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January 2017

Landmark Supreme Court Cases Webinars: Miranda v. Arizona

Sat, Jan 7, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

“You have the right to remain silent…” - famous words familiar to millions of Americans who’ve watched police procedurals on television over the years, and to others  who’ve been arrested after this 1966 case. Continuing the court’s efforts to guarantee fundamental civil liberties in federal as well as state cases, especially those relating to protections of those accused of crimes, the decision in Miranda sought to guarantee that all people being arrested, questioned, or detained by police were made aware…

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

Tue, Jan 17, 12:30 pm to 6:00 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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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

Sat, Jan 21, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path.  The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery.  The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved.  This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Discussion Leader: Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by the Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

Tue, Jan 24, 8:00 am to 2:30 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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