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March 2018

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. Discussion Leader: Dr. David Tucker Registration: 8am Access PDF copies of the reader, agenda, and parking information HERE REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

March 22 @ 8:20 am - 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, with a special focus on how slavery was debated and dealt with by the Founders. Discussion Leader: Dr. Scott Yenor, Professor of Political Science at Boise State University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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April 2018

One-Day Seminar: Federalists vs. Antifederalists, hosted by Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

April 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Federalist-Antifederalist debates raged from 1787-1788, as the Constitution was considered for ratification, and eventually adopted in by the requisite number of states in 1788. The debates themselves, and the issues and positions staked out, are far larger in scope and meaningful to the modern student of American history and politics than might seem at first glance. Learn about why the Antifederalists feared a strong central government, extensive powers of taxation by a distant Congress, and were distrustful of any…

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One-Day Seminar: Women in America – The Struggle for Equality hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the evolution of women's suffrage, and social and economic rights throughout American history.   Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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June 2018

One-Day Seminar: Westward Expansion, hosted by Deer Valley School District (Phoenix, AZ area)

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar will focus on Westward Expansion during the 19th Century. Ideas and events emphasized include Manifest Destiny, the Monroe Doctrine, the Mexican-American War, and the growing problem of Sectionalism that threatened to drive North and South apart. All registrations will be provided with a reader of original documents, sent to them by mail in advance of the program. Discussion Leader: Dr. Daniel Monroe, Associate Professor of History at Millikin University  Registration: 8:00 am Access Program Materials REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War, hosted by Deer Valley School District (Phoenix, AZ area)

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 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 REGISTER HERE

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