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March 2020

[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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April 2020

[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: LBJ and Vietnam, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

April 3 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

How did the United States get involved in the conflict in Vietnam? When did this involvement escalate, and for what reasons? How did LBJ - who became president after JFK's assassination and had spent most of his political career focusing on social issues - react to these events and shape them? Dig deeply into these questions and others using a diverse set of original documents, including previously-classified internal White House meeting minutes and Defense Department memos. All attendees of this…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by the Illinois Council for History Education and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora, IL)

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from the Chicago area to study the origins of the Cold War, beginning with pre-WW2 documents and moving into the years immediately after the end of the war. This seminar-style program will consist of three 90-minute discussion sessions, each focused on a set of documents, and facilitated by a one of our graduate faculty. These open-ended sessions will enable participants to get to know this topic at a greater depth, through a set of original documents. Lunch and…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson and the Progressives” hosted by Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum (Staunton, VA)

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virginia United States

Progressive political theory was a driving force behind the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Both men defined progressivism in their own way but both men wished to use the presidency to intervene in American life in ways not previously imagined. Join us in a conversation about the ideas, proposals and legacies of the Roosevelt and Wilson administrations. Each participant will receive a reading packet of primary sources, free lunch, and a tour of the Wilson home and museum.…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America hosted by Mississippi Council for the Social Studies (Columbus, MS)

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path. The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery. The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved. This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “The Revolution of 1800” hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

  In 1800, America experienced what could be called its second partisan election, and this one more clearly separated into camps than in 1796. Engage with the ideas and debates of the times as Americans tested whether their new constitutional system could withstand the growing power of political parties, and how and divided country would respond to a transfer of power. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The Civil Rights Act of 1964, hosted by Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Study the context around, ideas of, and debate over the Civil Rights Act of 1964, through primary sources and discussion. Lunch and a certificate for continuing education will be provided at this free program. Access digital copies of program materials here after 12 MAR 20; all registrants will be mailed paper copies in advance of the program. REGISTER HERE

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “Congress” hosted by El Pomar (Colorado Springs, CO)

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This Seminar will focus on the institution of Congress: its powers, the evolution, expansion, and sometime-reinterpretation of its role in American politics and public life. Perfect for Government teachers, this program is also well-suited to American History teachers, as the documents included in the reader and considered during the program form a series of case studies of Congressional activity throughout American history. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The Bible in American Political Rhetoric hosted by Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Explore the recurring use of Biblical allusions, tropes, and types as ways of shaping and understanding American public life from the colonial era through the present day. Original documents considered include speeches and letters from Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, Obama, and others. Themes explored include the meaning of the Exodus narrative to the Puritans and the African-American church; Biblical justification of pacifism, civil disobedience, and even revolution. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for…

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