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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

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

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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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: Competing Visions: Madison and Hamilton hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

Wed, Sep 6, 8:20 am to 2:30 pm

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were allies as authors of the Federalist Papers, and yet their views on how the new government should function and what it should do grew increasingly different, and opposed, as time passed. This program explores their similarities and differences about how the Constitution should be interpreted and implemented, what powers the new government and its officials should wield, and how these positions shaped the early party system and have, in fact, impacted American political thought…

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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. Discussion Leader: Dr. Jason Stevens, Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics Registration: 8:00 am  Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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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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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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October 2017

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: 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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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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November 2017

One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and Reconstruction hosted by Tucson Unified School District (Tucson, AZ)

Tue, Nov 14, 8:20 am to 2:45 pm

This program is a study of Lincoln’s struggles, ideas, and plans to reconstruct the Union during and after the Civil War. Special emphasis is placed on the challenges he faced in trying to win the war while simultaneously laying the groundwork for a reconstructed country, and how his ideas about the status of slaves changed over the course of the war. Documents studied include those from before and during the war, helping participants understand Lincoln’s beliefs and plans, and how…

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Documents in Detail: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

Wed, Nov 15, 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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Moments of Crisis: Lincoln’s Assassination

Sat, Nov 18, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The Union, celebrating victory over the South and an end to the Civil War, was dealt a cruel blow by John Wilkes Booth when he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln on 14 April 1865. Although not the first attempt on a president’s life - including Lincoln himself - this first successful assassination of an American president had actually been at attempt at a full decapitation of Union leadership, targeting more than just Lincoln. Access the readings and scholar bios here. Register…

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December 2017

Moments of Crisis: Sinking of the USS Maine

Sat, Dec 2, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

By the late 19th Century, America was a growing industrial power with imperial interests abroad. With interests across the Pacific and growing attention on Central and South America, the United States was progressively more involved in world affairs as the years passed. Explore the connection between American imperial leanings and the incident in Havana Harbor, and how they helped propel the still-young nation onto the world stage. Access the readings and scholar bios here. Register for our Saturday Webinar series…

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Documents in Detail: Gettysburg Address

Wed, Dec 13, 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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January 2018

Moments of Crisis: Attack on Pearl Harbor

January 6, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

As the world was embroiled in yet another war, the United States again sought neutrality, while still protecting its interests. Negotiating with Japan over its abuses of China were complicated by conflicting economic and political interests by the two countries in Asia, and Japan’s alliance with Nazi Germany. The surprise attack on 7 December 1941, which came while Japan continued its diplomatic mission with the United States, drew America into World War 2, and in fact set the stage for…

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Documents in Detail: Theodore Roosevelt’s New Nationalism Speech

January 24, 2018, 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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February 2018

Moments of Crisis: Cuban Missile Crisis

February 3, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The “13 Days” during which the world held its breath, fearing a nuclear exchange between the United States and Soviet Union, it is an event that is actually only dimly-understood. Explore the truth of the event that took the world arguably its closest to nuclear war through both American and declassified Soviet records, the latter of which only came to light in the 1990s. Access the readings and scholar bios here. Register for our Saturday Webinar series for the 2017-18…

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Documents in Detail: FDR’s Commonwealth Club Address

February 21, 2018, 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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March 2018

Moments of Crisis: Bloody Sunday in Selma

March 3, 2018, 11:00 am to 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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Documents in Detail: The Long Telegram

March 21, 2018, 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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April 2018

Moments of Crisis: Watergate

April 7, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:30 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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Documents in Detail: MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

April 18, 2018, 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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May 2018

Moments of Crisis: Iranian Hostage Crisis

May 12, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

On 4 November 1979, Iranian revolutionaries broke into the American embassy in Tehran and took hostage 52 American diplomats and citizens, beginning what would be 444 days of captivity that would tarnish, and perhaps help bring down, President Jimmy Carter. The longest hostage crisis in history, it included far-reaching diplomatic negotiations and a failed military operation that left eight U.S. service members dead and several others injured, and Carter taking full blame for the fiasco. Access the readings and scholar…

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Documents in Detail: Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” Speech

May 16, 2018, 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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