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June 2017

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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July 2017

Equality and Liberty in American History & Literature

Tue, Jul 11, 5:00 pm to Fri, Jul 14, 12:30 pm
Ashland University, 401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805 United States
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$650 - $770

This course examines the two fundamental American ideas using historical documents and literary texts. The course will be co-taught by a political scientist and a literary scholar. The two and a half day course may be audited or taken for one semester credit hour at the graduate level, and will provide time for the participants to consider how the documents might be used in their classrooms and curricula. Arrival for this course begins Tuesday, July 11 at 4:30 pm. Register…

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Multi-Day Seminar: Religious Freedom in America: Historical Sources and Contemporary Issues (George Washington University, Washington DC)

Wed, Jul 26, 4:00 pm to Sat, Jul 29, 9:00 am

Sponsored by the Ambassador John L. Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom, George Washington University, and the Ashbrook Center, Ashland University, this summer course explores historical sources and contemporary issues related to religious freedom. Intensive Seminars will be devoted to topics including religious freedom and the American founding, the free exercise clause of the Constitution, and Islamic perspectives on religious freedom. In addition to the seminar, participants will enjoy a group trip to a relevant site (such as the Smithsonian) and have the opportunity to…

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August 2017

Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – Woodrow Wilson (Staunton, VA)

Fri, Aug 4, 4:00 pm to Sun, Aug 6, 12:15 pm

Woodrow Wilson was, for many years, a productive academic scholar with a concentration on American politics and constitutional government as well as president of Princeton University before entering the public world of politics as governor of New Jersey. Later, during his two terms as president of the United States, Wilson continued to produce speculations on politics and statesmanship in his campaign speeches and state papers. His words and deeds reflected his efforts to come to grips with problems of liberty…

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One-Day Seminar: The Indispensable Leadership of George Washington (Hosted by the Heinz History Center – Pittsburgh, PA)

Fri, Aug 11, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Discussion Leader: Dr. Christopher Burkett, Associate Professor of Political Science, Ashland University All teachers will receive Act 48 credits needed to maintain their certification. Registration: 8:30 am Access materials here Registration for this event is closed. Please contact Monica Moser at mmoser@TAH.org to be placed on a waiting list.

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Moments of Crisis: The Intolerable Acts

Sat, Aug 26, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Little was left to the imagination of the colonists when news of the Coercive Acts reached New England, prompting them to quickly dub them the “Intolerable Acts.” This body of parliamentary acts, created to punish the people of Boston for their flaunting of British laws and authority, instead motivated many Americans to organize and resist what they saw as a foreign tyranny. Access the readings and scholar bios here. Register for our Saturday Webinar series for the 2017-18 school year,…

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One-Day Seminar: Westward Expansion hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

Tue, Aug 29, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

This seminar, hosted by Phoenix Union High School District and open to all Arizona teachers, 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. Dennis Bowman, Lindenwood University Registration: 8:00…

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Documents in Detail: Declaration of Independence

Wed, Aug 30, 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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September 2017

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. 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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Moments of Crisis: Election of 1800

Sat, Sep 9, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Although the election of 1796 was the first contested partisan presidential election in American history, it was the election of 1800 that set the early standard for partisan rancor, electoral challenges, and questions over whether or not the republic could survive the exchange of power between political rivals. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, previously close friends, had become increasingly estranged during Adams’ term as president, and through them and their proxies Americans experienced their first truly ugly presidential campaign. Access…

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One Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Austin ISD (Austin, TX)

Tue, Sep 12, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

The relations between presidents and political parties have changed a great deal over the last 2+ centuries, from the earliest years of the republic, with parties still forming, to the later 19th Century during which parties mostly dominated presidents, and into the 20th Century when presidents have become increasingly free from party control. This program is relevant for both American History and American Government/Civics teachers, and offers a diverse selection of original documents as source material for the discussion. This program…

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Documents in Detail: Federalist 51

Wed, Sep 20, 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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Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – George Washington (Mount Vernon, VA)

Fri, Sep 22, 4:00 pm to Sun, Sep 24, 12:15 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 in the United States, first as revolutionary and military commander, then as an advocate for federalism and republican government, and finally as president and statesman.  Tour:  George Washington's Mount Vernon Discussion Leader: Dr. William Allen Application Deadline: March 8, 2017 Participation is based on a competitive application process. If selected,…

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One-Day Seminar: The Origins of the Cold War hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

Fri, Sep 29, 8:20 am to 2:45 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: Origins of the American Idea hosted by North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction (Marion, NC)

Sat, Sep 30, 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. Discussion Leader: Dr. David Alvis, Associate Professor of Government, Wofford College Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Benjamin Franklin – Defining American Character hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

Sat, Sep 30, 10:15 am to 2:30 pm
Ohio,

This seminar will focus on how Franklin's personal example reveals something of the character Americans were expected to have as individuals, and, in the process, how his example helped to define the character of America, to both Americans and Europeans. Discussion Leader: Dr. Christopher Burkett, Associate Professor of Political Science, Ashland University Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE 

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October 2017

One-Day Seminar: FDR, World War II, and the Holocaust hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

Sat, Oct 7, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Holocaust was the greatest horror of World War II, and the Allies obtained evidence of Nazi Germany’s genocide of Europe’s Jewish population during the war. How did Allied leaders, especially President Franklin Roosevelt, respond to the Holocaust? Did the Allies attempt to disrupt the death camps’ operations in order to halt the mass murder? Could the Allies have done more? How much coverage did the genocide receive in the United States and how did the public respond? Using a…

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Moments of Crisis: Nullification Crisis

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

South Carolina established itself as an early proponent of states’ rights, and had in fact threatened to leave the union on multiple occasions, beginning with the Constitutional Convention itself. Differences over trade and tax policy drove the most ardent believers in state supremacy to ignore federal law entirely during Andrew Jackson’s first term, bringing to head a crisis over state versus federal power, and which would truly be the “supreme law of the land.” Access the readings and scholar bios…

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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: Jacksonian America, Hosted by Alta High School

Fri, Oct 13, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Utah,

Join teachers from around the Salt Lake area for a day-long documents-based seminar on the Age of Jackson, with sessions devoted to the man himself, the policies, trends, and ideas of the time, and their impact on American history. Printed reader sent to all registrants in advance of the program, and lunch will be provided. Discussion Leader: Dr. Dan Monroe, Miliken University Access PDF copies of the materials here. Registration Closed

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Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL)

Fri, Oct 13, 4:00 pm to Sun, Oct 15, 12:00 pm

This co-sponsored colloquium will focus on the contributions of Abraham Lincoln’s life and writings to the discourse of liberty and responsibility. Particular care is given to the debate over the nature of the federal union as engaged by Lincoln and his southern adversaries. Tour: Abraham Lincoln Home and Museum Discussion Leader: Dr. Lucas Morel Application Deadline: March 8, 2017 Participation is based on a competitive application process. If selected, the stipend for this program is $400. Qualifications are below. Applicants must be current K-12 school teachers,…

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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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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the American Idea hosted by Department of Education at PaTTAN (Harrisburg, PA)

Tue, Oct 17, 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: Monroe Doctrine

Wed, Oct 18, 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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