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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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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

February 21 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Study the origins of the Cold War through a collection of original documents, beginning with the foundations of U.S.-Soviet friction before, during, and immediately after World War 2. All attendees of this free Seminar will be provided with lunch, a certificate for continuing education and digital and paper copies of the agenda and documents reader. This program will also include a special tour of the USS Midway, conducted before the museum opens to the public. Access digital copies of program…

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One-Day Seminar: “Slavery and the Constitution” hosted by Alpine School District (Salt Lake City, UT)

February 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

To what extent did the Founders imbue the Constitution with protections for, or structures that stood against the institution of slavery? Was, at its core, the Constitution an anti-slavery document, as Frederick Douglass saw it, or the means to forever enshrine the slavery in American society and government? Study in depth these questions and more through a diverse collection of original documents in a seminar setting. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for…

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One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Volusia County Schools (Deltona, FL)

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly after its ratification. Today, it is hard to see how American democracy would work without them. At the same time, parties formed as decentralized political associations that engaged the attention of ordinary citizens and help residents accountable to local constituencies. But as the power of the presidency (and the federal government) grew, parties shifted their attention from building political support in the states and localities…

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One-Day Seminar: First Amendment – Freedom of Speech hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Joseph Fornieri of the Rochester Institute of Technology will lead participants in exploring the theory and practice of free speech in American history, using landmark court decisions that have helped to define the limits to such freedoms. Registration opens at 9:30 am Access program materials here Registration has closed. Please contact mmoser@tah.org if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list.

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One-Day Seminar: The First Federal Congress hosted by US Capitol Historical Society & Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (Washington, DC)

February 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This Seminar will focus on the many issues and concerns that the First Congress considered, such as The Bill of Rights, Religious Liberty, Free Speech, The Judiciary Act to name a few. The First Congress established precedents for the Legislative Branch and tested boundaries with the Executive Branch and President Washington. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. Access digital copies of the program materials here after early December. Click here to register.

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March 2020

One-Day Seminar: “Jim Crow” (Broken Arrow, OK)

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

What was Jim Crow, as a legal and social entity? From where did these ideas and laws originate, and why were they created? How did they shape politics and race relations in the “reconstructed” South, and what impact did they have on political, society, and demographics in America at large? Study these questions and others through a selection of primary documents, with special consideration of the 1921 race riot in Tulsa, OK. Lunch will be provided at this free program,…

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One-Day Seminar: US and the Vietnam War hosted by IU3 (Homestead, PA)

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Nixon with troops in Vietnam, NARA, 37-whpo-1631-03-a.jpg. An intensive look at the origins and conduct of the Vietnam War. The seminar will examine LBJ’s actions as president and commander in chief resulting in escalation of the war and the eventual collapse of his administration. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM HAS CLOSED.

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One-Day Seminar: Intervention in American Foreign Policy hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)

March 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Jeeps being driven into the open doors of an LCT at a port in Britain in preparation for D-Day. DOD via NARA, 12008268. Isolationism or engagement? World police force or colonial power? Commerce or mutual defense? What has defined American foreign policy since the Republic’s earliest years, and how have the principles–perhaps at time conflicting–evolved over time? This program addresses the foundational ideas that defined much of America’s view on relations with the rest of the world, as established by…

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