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October 2017

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the American Idea hosted by Department of Education at PaTTAN (Harrisburg, PA)

Tue, Oct 17, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This seminar offers an overview of the background principles and ideas that inform the American idea and the documents that embody them. These principles and ideas will be illustrated through a close study of the texts that serve as a precursor to the American Revolution and the founding of the American regime. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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November 2017

One-Day Seminar: Competing Visions: Madison and Hamilton hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at PaTTAN East (Malvern, PA)

Tue, Nov 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 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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January 2018

One-Day Seminar: Modern Social Movements hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#3 (Homestead, PA)

January 10, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Discussion Leader: Dr. David Krugler, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE 

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February 2018

One-Day Seminar: Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Debate hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#5 (Edinboro, PA)

February 6, 2018, 9:00 am to 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: Federalist v. Anti-Federalist Debate hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#22 (Doylestown, PA)

February 21, 2018, 9:00 am to 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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March 2018

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the American Idea hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#27 (Monaca, PA)

March 7, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This seminar offers an overview of the background principles and ideas that inform the American idea and the documents that embody them. These principles and ideas will be illustrated through a close study of the texts that serve as a precursor to the American Revolution and the founding of the American regime. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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April 2018

One-Day Seminar: Competing Visions: Madison and Hamilton hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#11 (McVeytown, PA)

April 4, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 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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May 2018

One-Day Seminar: Modern Social Movements hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at Philadelphia City Schools (Philadelphia, PA)

May 30, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE 

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