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March 2018

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Judiciary hosted by the McConnell Center (Louisville, KY)

March 24 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

This seminar offers an intensive study on the role of the Supreme Court in American Politics and the concept of “judicial review.”  A number of controversial cases in recent decades have given rise to a polarized debate in America over the desirability of judicial review.  With that in mind, we will examine the original purpose of the Supreme Court and the debates over judicial review during the American Founding period.  Finally we will look closely at the case of Marbury v…

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April 2018

One-Day Seminar: Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Debate hosted by the McConnell Center and University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, KY)

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar is designed to analyze the main arguments set forth in print during the crucial years of 1787-1788 concerning the adoption of the newly proposed Constitution of the United States. Through a close reading of the primary source material we will attempt to identify the most important principles that animated the participants in the discussion, including the fundamental assumptions therein about the political order and human nature. These texts have an authority of their own in connection with the great debate over ratification, and…

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One-Day Seminar: Religion and Reform: Three Episodes in American History hosted by Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY)

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Study the role of religion in three major eras of reform in American history, starting with the impact of religious belief on the Founding Era. Students will also examine the changing role of religion as related to the temperance movement and friction between growing fundamentalism and seemingly competing ideas of science in the early 20th Century. Finally, participants will explore the role of religion in both ideas and organizations and the role they played in the post-WW2 Civil Rights movement.…

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May 2018

One-Day Seminar: The Vietnam War hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Lousiville, KY)

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

An intensive look at the origins and conduct of the Vietnam War.  The seminar will examine LBJ’s actions as president and commander in chief resulting in escalation of the war and the eventual collapse of his administration. Registration: 8:30 am Access materials HERE REGISTER HERE

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