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April 2018

One-Day Seminar: The New Deal and Great Society Compared hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

April 27 @ 8:20 am - 2:00 pm

Two of the most important political programs of the 20th Century: the New Deal and Great Society, heralded significant changes in how the federal government relates to and impacts the lives of individual Americans. Both are rooted in the ideas and goals of the Progressive movement, but how are they each similar to and different from each other? To what extent is each 'Progressive,' or a new direction entirely? This Seminar will begin with a session about the core political,…

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June 2018

One-Day Seminar: The American Founding, hosted by Alta HS (Sandy, UT)

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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. Special focus will be placed on core American political ideals and systems, and the question of how to reconcile these with the institution of slavery. All registrations will be provided with a reader of original documents, sent to them by mail in advance of the program. Attend this program and the two others in this…

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One-Day Seminar: The Federalist-Antifederalist Debates, hosted by Alta HS (Sandy, UT)

June 27 @ 8:00 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: The Constitution and Limited Government, hosted by Alta HS (Sandy, UT)

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Virtually any written framework for government can serve as a limit on that government's powers and reach, by virtue of listing and describing its powers. The United States Constitution and Bill of Rights is unique because of the extent to which, and specificity by which, these two foundational documents explicitly limit the powers of the national government, delegating powers to both the states and individuals. This Seminar will provide an opportunity to study the American idea of limited government, our…

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