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July 2018

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: The Executive Branch hosted by the Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This educational program has been made possible thanks to a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. All teachers will receive Act 48 credits needed to maintain their certification. Discussion Leader: Dr. Stephen Knott, United States Naval War College Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials Registration Closed - to be put on a wait list, please email Monica Moser.

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Webinar – Patriots vs. Loyalists – Great American Debates

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE British America, after over 150 years of colonial efforts, reached a boiling point in the decade after the French-Indian War, eventually giving way to the American Revolution, both in the mind and on the field of battle. But not all Americans saw the situation in such stark terms as stated by Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Richard Henry Lee, and eventually Thomas Jefferson. In a manner similar to what their grandchildren would experience during the tragedy of the Civil…

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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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Webinar – Memorial and Remonstrance – Documents in Detail

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Memorial and Remonstrance, James Madison, 1785 Complementary Documents Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVII: Religion, Thomas Jefferson, 1781 Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, Thomas Jefferson, 1786 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. David Tucker, Ashland University Dr. Sarah Morgan Smith, Ashland University

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September 2018

Webinar – Federalists vs. Antifederalists – Great American Debates

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Would the new government be national or federal? Would the states be obliterated as sovereignties, or would they continue to drive policy? How would America solve its fiscal and economic problems in the wake of the Revolution? And how would the spirit and ideals of 1776 be enshrined, protected, and promoted for future generations? Questions as these drove those who fought as brothers in the Revolution to different sides of a debate that formally lasted from 1787 to…

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One-Day Seminar: Détente and the Later Cold War hosted by the Arizona Dept. of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

September 11 @ 8:20 am - 2:45 pm

The foundations of the Cold War were laid, it can be argued, as World War 2 was only just beginning, and the decades-long conflict evolved over time, changing in form and impact. During the later 1960s and into the early 1980s, one major era of the Cold War, that of detente between the Superpowers came, became the new normal, and then was challenged and discarded, setting the stage for the end of the conflict in the 20th Century. Join with teachers…

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Webinar – Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 – Documents in Detail

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 (excerpted), James Madison Complementary Documents Articles of Confederation, 1777 Vices of the Political System of the United States, James Madison, 1787 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Jeremy Bailey, University of Houston

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Kokomo High School (Kokomo, IN)

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 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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