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February 2018

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Oklahoma History Center (Oklahoma City, OK)

February 28 @ 10:15 am - 3:15 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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March 2018

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America hosted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (Winterville, NC)

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 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, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials…

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Moments of Crisis: Bloody Sunday in Selma

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Some 600 peaceful Civil Rights demonstrators sought to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on 7 March 1965, and were met with police dogs, clubs, and firehoses. The brutal attack by local law enforcement made national headlines and helped to show, in clear terms, the reality of racial segregation throughout much of the South. This event encouraged various civil rights groups to set aside their differences and pledge to work more closely with one another, and drew a quick, sharp response…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the American Idea hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#27 (Monaca, PA)

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 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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One-Day Seminar: Watergate hosted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (Charlotte, NC)

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The break-in at the Watergate before the 1972 presidential election was relatively small news at the time; however, keen investigative journalism and a voice from within the Nixon administration eventually led to the downfall and first resignation of an American president. Astonishing in its brazenness, the work of the Plumbers and involvement of the White House dramatically changed how Americans viewed presidential character and the relationship between the press and politicians, ushering in an era of increased partisanship and distrust.…

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One-Day Seminar: FDR, World War II, and the Holocaust hosted by Kokomo High School (Kokomo, IN)

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 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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One-Day Seminar: TR, Wilson, and the Progressive Reformers, hosted by Tucson Unified School District

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Progressive Era, from the late 19th through the first decades of the 20th Century, was both a reaction to affairs then current in government, the economy, and society, as well as a significant reassessment of the core ideas of the Founding. This program looks at the words, ideas, and key leaders among the Progressives, in order to both contextualize and understand them in those times, but also within the broader scope of American political thought. Access program materials here.…

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One-Day Seminar: Religion & Reform – Three Episodes in American History, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the role of religion in American history through pivotal reform movements: social reform and temperance, abolitionism, and the Civil Rights movements. This broad-view program program looks at documents and issues from the earliest years of the American Republic through the 20th Century, and will be useful to any American history or government teacher. In addition to the reader, sent in advance of the program, all attendees will receive a physical copy of the Religion in American History and Politics 25 Core…

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One-Day Seminar: Equality and Liberty hosted by McCracken County Schools (Paducah, KY)

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Liberty and equality are powerful words in American political discourse.  How have they been interpreted throughout American history?  Are liberty and equality in tension with each other, or are they compatible?  This colloquium explores three different views in American history and thought about the relationship between liberty and equality. Discussion Leader: Dr. Eric Sands, Assistant Professor of Government at Berry College All program registrants will receive a copy of 50 Core American Documents. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER…

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One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Sandia Preparatory School (Albuquerque, NM)

March 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
New Mexico United States

Join for our first Seminar in New Mexico! This free 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.…

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