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December 2018

Webinar – Letter to Roger Weightman – Documents in Detail

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

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Letter to Roger C. Weightman, Thomas Jefferson, 1826 Complementary Documents Declaration of Independence, 1776 Letter to Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, 1825 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Todd Estes, Oakland University Dr. Rob McDonald, United States Military Academy

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January 2019

Webinar – Secessionists vs. Unionists – Great American Debates

January 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Waged in Congress, state governments, newspaper editorials, and within and between family and friends, the prelude to the Civil War was, in part, a debate over union vs. state, of a national identity vs. a local one, enflamed by the decades-old debate over slavery. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 1: Ch 15, “War for Union or Abolition?” documents A, B, C, D, and E Scholars Christopher Burkett, Ashland University Scott Yenor, Boise State University

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Webinar – Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise – Documents in Detail

January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise, Abraham Lincoln, 1854 Complementary Documents House Divided Speech, Abraham Lincoln, 1858 Address at Cooper Institute, Abraham Lincoln, 1860 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Lucas Morel, Washington and Lee University Dr. Dan Monroe, Millikin University

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One-Day Seminar: Trailblazers and Torchbearers – Women in American History, hosted by ThunderRidge High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)

January 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Explore the contributions of women in American political history, through the people, events, and ideas of three distinct eras.  This seminar-style program will be broken into three sessions, each focusing on a different set of primary documents readings in order to explore a specific era: Women of Reform and Revolution;Women in the Progressive Era; and Is Suffrage Enough? Readings will be provided in advance of the program to all teachers who register by 14 JAN, and digital copies of the…

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February 2019

Webinar – Imperialists vs. Non-Interventionists – Great American Debates

February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE The Gilded Age and Progressive Era both coincided with the emergence, and debate over, America as an imperial power, The same leaders lauded for domestic reforms were those who worked hard to expand American power overseas, and they were confronted at home by groups and individuals who, for a variety of reasons, believed that America was not meant to take or maintain imperial possessions. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 2: Ch 20, “Progressive Foreign Policy: The Philippines,” documents…

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One Day Seminar: The New Deal and Great Society Compared, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

February 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from across the Phoenix area to discuss the ideas behind and details of the New Deal and Great Society, examining their similarities and differences, and how they fit within the greater context of 20th Century Progressive politics and policy. This program will be especially helpful to teachers of American History, Government, Civics, Economics, and Comparative Government. Teachers will receive a documents reader in advance of the program, lunch, and a certificate for continuing education. Download PDF copies of…

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One Day Seminar: Congress, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the creation, structure, and evolution of the United States Congress as a constitutional, legal, and political institution, from the American Founding through the late 20th Century. This conceptual survey Seminar is appropriate for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, Law, and Comparative Government, and all attendees will receive a printed copy of TAH.org's forthcoming Core American Documents volume on Congress. Teachers will receive a printed copy of the documents reader in advance of the program, and can get…

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One Day Seminar: LBJ and Vietnam, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

February 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Study the American experience in Vietnam as shaped by Lyndon Johnson and his administration, from its rooks in the JFK-era involvement to the future of U.S. Vietnam policy after LBJ left office. Teachers will receive a printed copy of the documents reader in advance of the program, and can get access to the reader and agenda in PDF format after 1 January here. All teachers are welcome, and will be provided with a certificate for continuing education hours. REGISTER HERE

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One Day Seminar: Lincoln and Reconstruction, hosted by Austin ISD (Austin, TX)

February 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the challenge and complexity Abraham Lincoln faced as he assessed the possibilities for a reconstructed Union before, during, and after the Civil War in this day-long Seminar on the topic. Primary documents will include those from Lincoln and others before the war, as they clarify their views on slavery and how it should be dealt with, as well as readings produced during the war, as Lincoln's views on his legal and constitutional options changed as the war progressed.…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by East Mountain High School (Albuquerque, NM)

February 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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: Documents & Debates – From World War II to the Cold War, hosted by Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

February 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join TAH.org and Arizona teachers for our first 'Documents & Debates Seminar,' which will consist of a study of three debatable that marked the end of World War II to the beginning of the Cold War at home and abroad. Based on documents and questions from volume 2 of TAH.org's new Documents and Debates volumes, this program will follow our usual format of three 90-minute sessions, providing teachers with experience with three sets of documents and guiding questions, all of…

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Webinar – Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine – Documents in Detail

February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Theodore Roosevelt, 1904 Complementary Documents Monroe Doctrine, James Monroe, 1823 Dollar Diplomacy, William Howard Taft, 1912 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. David Alvis, Wofford College Dr. Sarah Burns, Rochester Institute of Technology

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One-Day Seminar: FDR, WW2, and the Holocaust, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin, TX area)

February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from the greater Austin area to study how FDR handled the coming war in Europe, America's entry into World War 2, and how he and his administration learned of and dealt with the Holocaust. This program is free to all teachers - public, private, charter, parochial, or homeschool. Teacher will be provided with a printed documents packet in advance of the program, and will have lunch and professional development certificate provided, as well. REGISTER HERE Download PDFs of…

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March 2019

Webinar – Election of 1932: FDR vs. Hoover – Great American Debates

March 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE In what seemed like the depths of economic and social depression, the incumbent president and his challenger not only debated the causes of the country’s problems and proposed various solutions, they also debated about the very nature of government in America, what it should and should not do, and how it should relate to its citizens and the states. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 2: TBA Scholars Christopher Burkett, Ashland University

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One Day Seminar: Social Reform – 1790 to 1850, hosted by Broken Arrow Schools (Tulsa, OK)

March 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the region to study the various social reform movements that shaped and shook American culture, society, and politics during the era of pre-Civil War expansion. Readings and discussions will address the evolving political and social impact of the American Revolution, the influence of religion in American society, and the growing Abolition movement into the middle decades of the 19th Century. All teachers will be provided with a primary source reading packet in advance of the program, and…

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One Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War, hosted by OK CSS (Oklahoma City, OK)

March 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Study the long and short-term causes of the sectional, political, and economic divides that led to the Civil War. Using a packet of primary documents, provided in advance of the program, participants will discuss the legal, social, and political factors that, over a period of decades, drove North and South apart, and finally to arms against one another. All participants will receive lunch and a certificate for continuing education hours from this free program. Access PDF copies of the reader…

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One Day Seminar: Missouri Statehood, Dred Scott, and the Coming of the Civil War, hosted by the MO Humanities Council (St. Louis, MO)

March 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join TeachingAmericanHistory.org and the Missouri Humanities Council for this one-day Seminar on the interplay between the debate over Missouri statehood, the infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford case, and the longterm causes of the Civil War. This discussion-based program will be led by Dr. Dan Monroe and will consist of three 90-minute sessions, each focused on a set of primary source readings. Documents and program information will be sent to all registrants in advance of the program date, and PDF copies of the…

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One Day Seminar: Modern Social Movements, hosted by OK CSS (Oklahoma City, OK)

March 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Study the social movements of the 1960s to the 1980s, with a focus on women's issues, through a diverse selection of primary source documents. This Seminar is appropriate for American History, American Government, Sociology, and any law-related courses/electives. All participants will receive lunch and a certificate for continuing education hours from this free program. Access PDF copies of the reader and agenda here. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: LBJ and Vietnam, hosted by the Vail School District (Tucson, AZ area)

March 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from the Tucson area to discuss the ideas, decisions, and actions of the Johnson administration and LBJ himself regarding American involvement in the Vietnam War. Registrants will be provided with a packet of original documents and will engage in Socratic discussion about the topic. Lunch will be provided on-site, as well as a certificate for professional development hours. Digital copies of the agenda and reader will be available here by mid-January 2019. Given the focus on presidential decision-making,…

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Webinar – Fourteen Points – Documents in Detail

March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document “Fourteen Points” Message, Woodrow Wilson, 1918 Complementary Documents Federalist 6, Alexander Hamilton, 1787 The Senate and the League of Nations, Congressional Record, 1919 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Jennifer Keene, Chapman University Dr. David Krugler, University of Wisconsin – Platteville

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One-Day Seminar: American Democracy; American Exceptionalism, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Springfield, MO)

March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from across Missouri and the Midwest for a one-day Seminar about the form and role of democracy in the American system of government and politics. The idea of American exceptionalism - that is, uniqueness - will also feature in this documents-based program, which will consist of three discussion sessions rooted in a collection of primary documents from across American history. All registrants will receive a paper copy of the reader in advance of this free program, and lunch…

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One Day Seminar: The Legislative Branch, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

March 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the creation, structure, and evolution of the United States Congress as a constitutional, legal, and political institution, from the American Founding through the late 20th Century. This conceptual survey Seminar is appropriate for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, Law, and Comparative Government, with documents drawn TAH.org’s forthcoming Core American Documents volume on Congress. Teachers will receive a documents reader in advance of the program, lunch, and a certificate for continuing education. Download PDF copies of the program materials here.…

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April 2019

One-Day Seminar: TR, Wilson, and the Progressive Reformers, hosted by Pepperdine West LA Campus (Los Angeles, CA)

April 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from Southern California to study the ideas, people, and lasting legacy of the Progressive Era of American History. Relevant to any teacher of American History, Government, or Civics, and even Economics, this program will help teachers learn more about Progressive reformers through three clusters of original documents, studied through Socratic conversation. Lunch will be provided on-site, and a digital copy of the agenda and reader, with driving directions, can be found here. All registrants will be sent a…

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Webinar – MLK vs. Malcolm X – Great American Debates

April 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. and Malcolm X were the two most prominent Civil Rights leaders of the 1950s and 60s, who for most of their public lives had two very different views on a way forward regarding race relations in America. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 2: TBA Scholars Christopher Burkett, Ashland University Peter Myers, University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire Lucas Morel, Washington and Lee University

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One Day Seminar: Documents & Debates – The Path to Civil War, hosted by Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

April 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join TAH.org and Arizona teachers for our second ‘Documents & Debates Seminar,’ which will consist of a study of three debatable issues that marked the road to the Civil War. Based on documents and questions from volume 1 of TAH.org’s new Documents and Debates volumes, this program will follow our usual format of three 90-minute sessions, providing teachers with experience with three sets of documents and guiding questions, all of which could be used with students. Sessions will focus on…

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One Day Seminar: American Foreign Policy, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

April 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about American Foreign Policy across the ages in this topical survey seminar, beginning with George Washington's perspectives and actions, and running through the Cold War era. Appropriate for American History, American Government, and World History teachers, or anyone interested in the ideas behind and challenges to American views on foreign policy and engagement. Teachers will receive a printed copy of the documents reader in advance of the program, and can get access to the reader and agenda in PDF…

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One Day Seminar: The American Presidency, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

April 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the greater Salt Lake City area to study the foundation under and evolution of the American Presidency, from the founding through late 20th Century, with documents chosen from TAH.org's Core American Documents volume on the topic. From the first decades of the republic, during which presidents and others sought to clarify, empower, or restrain the unique position of the President, to the last century, during which presidential power during crises has been expanded significantly, this program will…

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Webinar – 1944 State of the Union – Documents in Detail

April 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document 1944 State of the Union Address, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944 Complementary Documents First Inaugural Address, FDR, 1933 Second Inaugural Address, FDR, 1937 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Eric Pullin, Carthage College Dr. Alonzo Hamby, Professor Emeritus, Ohio University

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May 2019

Webinar – The Great Society vs. Modern Conservatism – Great American Debates

May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Lyndon Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ package of programs, seen by many as a logical extension of New Deal and Progressive policies, shaped a great deal of the late 20th Century domestic political landscape in America. It also could be said to have given birth to its opposition, in the form of modern American conservatism. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 2: TBA Scholars Christopher Burkett, Ashland University

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Webinar – Great Society Speech – Documents in Detail

May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document “Great Society” Speech, Lyndon Johnson, 1964 Complementary Documents Special Message to Congress Proposing a Nationwide War on the Sources of Poverty, Lyndon Johnson, 1964 “A Time for Choosing,” Ronald Reagan, 1964 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Greg Schneider, Emporia State University Dr. Abbylin Sellers, Azusa Pacific University

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June 2019

One-Day Seminar: The American Founding, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin, TX area)

June 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 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, with a special focus on how slavery was debated and dealt with by the Founders. All registered teachers will receive a hard copy of the reader about a month before this free program, and lunch will be included. REGISTER HERE Download PDF copies of program materials after 1 March here.

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