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November 2019

Alexander Hamilton and the American Founding

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - November 17 @ 12:15 pm

Teaching American History is proud to continue offering multi-day colloquia for social studies teachers. These weekend programs allow teachers of American history and government to explore the themes of liberty and responsibility throughout America’s history and constitutional tradition. The program will be held at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, located near the National WWI Museum. Participants must plan to arrive before 6:00pm on Friday, November 15; departure will be after 12:15pm on Sunday, November 17. Participation is based…

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Gilbert Stuart. George Washington, 1797. Oil on canvas. Public domain, Clark Art Institute. Accession number 1955.16.

One-Day Seminar: George Washington’s Impact on American Foreign Policy, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

November 22 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn about the foundations of American foreign policy, and how they have played out and been challenged since the earliest years of the republic. Special emphasis will be put on George Washington's Farewell Address, and the message he conveyed in it about America's place in the world and relations with other countries, and how leaders since his time have understood his ideas. Teachers will be provided with a digital and physical copy of the reader, a certificate for continuing education…

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December 2019

One-Day Seminar: Documents & Debates – Urban Growth and the Pullman Strike, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

The 1894 Pullman Strike was a turning point in American labor law, and heralded a permanent change in the relations between workers and management in the private sector, as well as helping to usher in what would become a new era in government regulation of labor and business. Taken alongside the era's historic immigration and rapid urbanization, it is a perfect viewpoint on the times and the issues that helped to define them. Explore these questions through a set of…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the American Idea hosted by KEDC (Ashland, KY)

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar offers an overview of the background principles and ideas that inform the American idea and the documents that embody them. These principles and ideas will be illustrated through a close study of the texts that serve as a precursor to the American Revolution and the founding of America. Registration opens at 9:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The American Revolution hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

This seminar, led by Robert McDonald of the United States Military Academy at West Point, will discuss readings that shed light on the political developments in North America and the British Empire that gave rise to arguments for and against independence and culminated in the Declaration of Independence. Other readings will illuminate the Revolutionary War as a military, social and cultural event in the development of the American nation and state, and the United States under the Articles of Confederation.…

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One-Day Seminar: Competing Visions – Madison and Hamilton hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Valley Forge, PA)

December 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

  James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were allies as authors of the Federalist Papers, and yet their views on how the new government should function and what it should do grew increasingly different, and opposed, as time passed. This program explores their similarities and differences about how the Constitution should be interpreted and implemented, what powers the new government and its officials should wield, and how these positions shaped the early party system and have, in fact, impacted American political…

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One-Day Seminar: Missouri, Dred Scott, and the Coming of the Civil War, hosted by Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

December 13 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Louis Schultze. Dred Scott, 1888. Public domain, from the Missouri Historical Society. Of the many direct and contributing causes of the Civil War, two stand near the top of the list that brought slavery - the most essential cause - to the forefront of American politics, life, and debate. Dig deeply into how Missouri statehood and the infamous Dred Scott court case did so much to set the stage for the political fracturing that took place in the late 1850s and…

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George Washington and the American Founding

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - December 15 @ 12:15 pm

Teaching American History is proud to continue offering multi-day colloquia for social studies teachers. These weekend programs allow teachers of American history and government to explore the themes of liberty and responsibility throughout America’s history and constitutional tradition. The program will be held at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge near the beautiful Valley Forge National Historical Park. Participants must plan to arrive before 5:00pm on Friday, December 13; departure will be after 12:15pm on Sunday, December 15. Participation is…

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James Madison and the American Founding

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - December 15 @ 12:00 pm
Virginia United States

Teaching American History is proud to continue offering multi-day colloquia for social studies teachers. These weekend programs allow teachers of American history and government to explore the themes of liberty and responsibility throughout America’s history and constitutional tradition. The program will be held at the James Madison’s Montpelier in beautiful Orange, Virginia. Participants must plan to arrive before 6:30pm on Friday, December 13; departure will be after 12:00pm on Sunday, December 15. Participation is based on a competitive application process…

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