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January 2020

One-Day Seminar: “Documents and Debates: Dropping the Atomic Bombs” hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

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

The controversy over the use of atomic weapons in World War II did not begin after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed; rather, a debate raged within the Truman administration and related scientific community before the weapons were deployed in August 1945. Get inside the terms of that debate using original documents from the major camps in order to see – as best as possible – the debate and issues through their eyes. Lunch will be provided at this free program,…

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February 2020

One-Day Seminar: African American History hosted by Miami Dade College North (Miami, FL)

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Florida FL United States

Frederick Douglass, 1879. Public domain, from the National Archives. NAID 558770. This seminar will consider the contributions of African Americans during the Progressives era as social reformers, their cultural impacts on music, literature and art as well as their influences in politics and law. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: FDR & WW2, hosted by the Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Study in depth the war policy and decision-making of FDR and his administration, through a collection of primary source documents, in a Socratic discussion format. Lunch and a certificate for continuing education will be provided at this free program. Access digital copies of program materials here after 1 JAN 20; all registrants will be mailed paper copies in advance of the program. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: “Jacksonian America” hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Andrew Jackson: general, president, and a man after whom an era is named. Study in-depth Jackson’s public life as applied to his era and how his ideas both led and represented significant political, legal, and social change in America before the Civil War. 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 advance of the program; and digital copies will be available…

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One-Day Seminar: Hamilton hosted by Palm Beach County School District (West Palm Beach, FL)

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Florida FL United States

John Trumbull. Alexander Hamilton, 1805. Oil on canvas. Public domain, from the Google Cultural Institute. This seminar will examine the impact of Alexander Hamilton on the creation of the American republic. Hamilton is frequently described as the father of Wall Street and an elitist who defended the interests of the “one percent” while holding little regard for the “common man.” In the view of others, he was the personification of a rags to riches story–an immigrant genius who set the…

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One-Day Seminar: Reform Movements – 1790-1850, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin area, TX)

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

J. & R. Lamb Studios, Designer. Design drawing for stained glass window with the Holy Spirit. , None. Library of Congress, 2016676402.Study social and religious reform movements from the first decades of the American experiment in self-government. Ranging from 1790-1850, this program will spotlight documents from a variety of reformers and reform movements. All registrants will be provided a documents reader of primary sources, a certificate for continuing education, and lunch at this free program. All TAH.org programs are conducted…

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One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Presidency, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

February 12 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Study the evolution of the power and authority of the President and executive branch, and the nature and limits of executive power in the American system of government. All TAH.org programs are conducted as seminars, with one of our faculty acting as Discussion Leader, and all participants provided an equal say in the discussion. Neither a lesson, lecture, nor presentation, this is an opportunity to meet with a diverse group of American History and American Government teachers to discuss some…

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One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Constitution hosted by Caldwell County Schools (Lenoir, NC)

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the constitutional powers, legal authority, and evolution of the ‘soft power’ of the president from the Founding through the Progressive Era. Participants will read and discuss documents that help explain how the Founders tried to translate the ideals of the Revolution into a form and system of government that would empower, yet restrain the Executive, as well as how interpretations of those powers have changed over time, especially in the face of crisis. Lunch will be provided at this…

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One-Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War hosted by Cleveland County Schools (Shelby, North Carolina)

February 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Study the long and short-term causes of the sectional, political, and economic divides that led to the Civil War. Using a packet of primary documents, provided in advance of the program, participants will discuss the legal, social, and political factors that, over a period of decades, drove North and South apart, and finally to arms against one another. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy…

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