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October 2018

One-Day Seminar: The Civil War, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the American Civil War through a collection of original documents and learn, through the words of the time, about the military, social, and political dimensions of the war that threatened to destroy the American Union. Teachers will engage in discussion during three 90-minute sessions, each focusing on a subtopic under the broader heading of the war itself. Lunch will be provided, as well as a continuing education certificate for all participants. The reader will be mailed to all registrants…

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Webinar – Brutus I – Documents in Detail

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Brutus I, 1787 Complementary Documents Objections to the Constitution, George Mason, 1787 Centinel I, 1787 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. William Allen, Dean and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University Dr. Todd Estes, Oakland University

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November 2018

One-Day Seminar: World War 2 hosted by the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (Norman, OK)

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

One of two Seminars TAH.org is putting on in conjunction with the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies, this program will focus on the American experience in World War 2, addressing the causes, conduct of the war, and sociopolitical dimensions of how the war was fought abroad and at home, and its impacts on American government and society. Participants will be provided with a documents reader in advance of the program, and will take part in three 90-minute discussion sessions…

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One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (Norman, OK)

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

One of two Seminars TAH.org is putting on in conjunction with the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies, 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…

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One-Day Seminar: Robber Barons or Captains of Industry – the Gilded Age Revisited, hosted by AZ Dept. Education

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Gilded Age is often portrayed as one of contrasts: the rich and the poor; the powerful and the weak. Dig deeply into a collection of documents from the latter decades of the 19th Century to see through the lens of the times how social norms, economic changes, and government policy reflected and shaped this era of rapid industrialization and urbanization, ongoing immigration, and the growth of wealth. Discussion Leader: Gregory Schneider, Emporia State University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here…

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One-Day Seminar: The Bill of Rights, hosted by Sahuarita High School (Tucson area, AZ)

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Take a deep dive into the politics, ideas, and debates surround the origins of the Bill of Rights, and how our understanding and application of these rights have changed over the last two centuries. All teachers will be provided with a PDF reader of original documents, including the Bill of Rights and other relevant passages, a certificate for continuing education time, and physical copy of our upcoming Core American Documents collection on the Bill of Rights. Lunch will be provided…

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Webinar – Frederick Douglass vs. William Lloyd Garrison – Great American Debates

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE How should the abolition movement look? How should opponents of slavery view the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and American government as a whole? Two former allies charted different intellectual courses in response to these questions, as each worked to end the blight that slavery was on the America of their times. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 1: Ch. 12, “The Peculiar Institution: Positive Good or Pernicious Sin?” documents A, B, C, D, E, and F To…

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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and the Problem of Reconstruction, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

November 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the Houston area to discuss the problems the Lincoln administration - and United States as a whole - faced through the challenge of Reconstruction. Using a collection of primary sources, teachers will discuss Lincoln's views on and work toward reconstructing - that is, building a post-slavery America - before, during, and after the Civil War. Participants will receive a certificate for continuing education hours, as well as physical copy of the documents reader. Digital copies of the…

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Webinar – Bill of Rights – Documents in Detail

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Bill of Rights, 1791 Complementary Documents Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1776 Speech on Amendments to the Constitution, James Madison, 1789 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Ashland University Dr. Adam Seagrave, University of Missouri

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One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

November 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about some of the most important Supreme Court cases from throughout American history: how they came to be, how they were decided, and how they impacted their times and America since they were decided. This seminar will be relevant to any teachers of American History, Government, or Civics courses, especially at the high school and middle school levels. Lunch and a continuing education certificate will be provided, as well as a physical copy of the documents reader, which will…

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December 2018

Webinar – Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen A. Douglas – Great American Debates

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE The seven Lincoln-Douglas debates are, arguably, the most famous literal debates in American history, with the two men going into depth on subjects of both immediate and enduring importance in American politics and law. Suggested Readings House Divided Speech, June 1858, Abraham Lincoln Homecoming Speech at Chicago, July 1858, Stephen A. Douglas The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: First Debate, 21 August 1858, Ottawa, IL Scholars Christopher Burkett, Ashland University Jason Stevens, Ashland University

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One-Day Seminar: American Foreign Policy, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the Salt Lake area to discuss the ideas and events key to understanding American foreign policy, from the 1790s through the decades after WW2. Americans have always looked beyond their own borders. Nevertheless, the Founders advised Americans to steer clear of foreign quarrels. This seminar will examine how the tension between these two tendencies has played out through the history of the United States. All participants will receive a certificate for continuing education hours; a physical copy of…

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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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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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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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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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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: 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 after…

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April 2019

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: 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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