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July 2019

One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Early Republic hosted by Henry County Schools (McDonough, GA)

July 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

How did Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson variously understand the nature and limits of executive power under the Constitution? Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here Registration for this seminar is CLOSED.

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September 2019

One-Day Seminar: The Three First Presidents (Warner Robins, GA)

September 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

President John Adams This seminar will focus on the presidency of George Washington, and how our first president established the office, dealt with challenges of governance and the emergence of political parties, and set precedents that have lasted into our times. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Federalists v. Anti-Federalists hosted by Metro Georgia RESA (Smyrna, GA)

September 24, 2019 @ 8:30 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 ratification 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 about the political order and human nature. These texts have an authority of their own in connection with the great…

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October 2019

One-Day Seminar: Populists and Progressives hosted by Georgia Council for Social Studies (Athens, GA)

October 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discussion Leader: Dr. Greg Schneider Often understood simply as opposition parties, the Populist and Progressive movements developed in response to the genuine challenges of industrialization, immigration, and urbanization in the late nineteenth century. What did the populists and progressives stand for? How were they alike and different, and how can we assess their legacy in United States history, government and politics? The 2019 GCSS Conference will be held on October 10-11 in Athens at the Classic Center.  This year we…

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Presidents and Political Parties

October 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn about how the relationship between American presidents and their parties has shifted over time. We will examine three different periods in United States history, focusing on what each can tell us about the role of political parties in a free society, and the relationship between presidents and parties. This Seminar will consist of three discussion sessions based entirely in primary documents, facilitated by a university scholar. Registration is limited and a waitlist will be created if we reach capacity.…

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November 2019

One-Day Seminar: World War 1 Hosted by Rockdale County (Conyers, GA)

November 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This seminar will address US entry into WWI, the social ramifications of the war on the homefront, and the Treaty of Versailles and the post-war peace settlement. Final program reader and agenda will be available digitally after mid-September, and physical copies will be sent to all registrants. REGISTER HERE

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January 2020

Hoover’s Rugged Individualism and FDR’s Forgotten Man

January 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

National Portrait Gallery, S/NPG.78.158. The Hoover-Roosevelt debate of the 1930s shaped American political, economic, and moral conversations into the twenty first century in a very powerful way. The themes of liberty vs. security, freedom vs. regulation, representative democracy over against the administrative state and an independent judiciary, so important and visionary then are still the fundamental questions in a world of terrorism, globalization, and uncertainty.  Access digital copies of program materials here after mid-November 2019. REGISTER HERE

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February 2020

One-Day Seminar: Supreme Court Cases That Changed America hosted by Fayette County Schools (Fayetteville, GA)

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

While many Supreme Court cases have shaped American policies and history, this seminar explores cases that focus on the Constitution and Federalism, the Constitution and the Commerce Clause and Civil Rights Cases. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access to program materials will be available approximately one month before the program. REGISTER HERE

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March 2020

[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “The New Deal and the Great Society Compared” hosted by Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools (Savannah, GA)

March 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The focus of this seminar is a comparison between Franklin’s Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs. Are the approaches of each president rooted in the progressive movement of the early 20th century? What are the similarities between the New Deal and the Great Society? What are some significant differences? Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “Civil War and Reconstruction” hosted by Woodward Academy (College Park, GA)

March 31 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Civil War and Reconstruction was arguably one of the most catastrophic and defining events in American history. For Lincoln, the sole purpose was to preserve the Union. His assassination set in motion a model of Reconstruction that differed from his expressed vision. This seminar will look at the war, broadly defined, the role Emancipation played and its effects on Reconstruction. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will…

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May 2020

[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “The Causes of the Civil War” hosted by Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools (Savannah, GA)

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This seminar will consist of three 90-minute sessions that discuss the Causes of the Civil War. Particular attention will be paid to the growth and influence of the slave power, abolitionism, sectionalism and the meaning of the war. While this seminar will be of interest to all United States History teachers, the discussion will especially appeal to 8th Grade Social Studies teachers interested in helping their students with the following state standard: SS8H5: Analyze the impact of the Civil War…

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