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September 2019

One-Day Seminar: Slavery and the Constitution, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

September 23 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Timothy O'Sullivan. Family on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina, circa 1862. Public domain. Study deeply the problem of slavery within the context of the Constitutional Convention, the Constitution itself, and other seminal American political documents. Was the Constitution, as written, a pro- or anti-slavery document? What it neither? Study the ideas of those who shaped the Constitution, and those who interpreted it during the first half of the 19th Century, and come to your own conclusion. Access digital copies of…

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

September 24 @ 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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One-Day Seminar: The American Revolution (Edmond, OK – OKC area)

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from across Oklahoma for an in-depth study of the American Revolution - the social, political, economic, and military split from England that secured American independence. Dr. Rob McDonald, of the United States Military Academy, and editor of TAH's upcoming American Revolution Core Documents Collection will be the Discussion Leader for this Seminar. Lunch and a certificate for continuing education will be provided, and a physical copy of the American Revolution documents volume will be sent to those who…

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One-Day Seminar: Religion and Reform – Three Episodes in American History, hosted by Valor Christian High School (Denver area, CO)

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join Colorado teachers for this thematic study of how religion has often driven social and political reform movements in America, from the Founding era through mid-20th Century. This free program is open to all area teachers, lunch will be provided, as well as a certificate for continuing education. Access digital copies of program materials here after early August. All registrants will be sent physical copies of the reader and agenda in early September. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties (Colorado Springs, CO)

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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 held presidents 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: Executive Power and the Constitution hosted by SCCSS Conference (Greenville, SC)

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

President John F. Kennedy Signs the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, National Archives and Records Administration, KN-C30112. Study the evolution of the power and authority of the President and Executive Branch, and the meaning of executive power in the American system of government. 670 Verdae Bvd. Greenville, SC 29607 Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The American Revolution hosted by LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, PA)

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The seminar will discuss readings that address such issues as political developments in North America and the British Empire and the arguments for and against independence, culminating in the Declaration of Independence; 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. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: American Revolution hosted by LancasterHistory (Lancaster, PA)

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

The seminar will discuss readings illuminating the political developments in North America and the British Empire that led to arguments for and against independence and culminated in the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War. Other readings will address the Revolution as a military, social and cultural event and the United States under the Articles of Confederation. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Supreme Court cases have shaped American history and governmental policy in many ways. This seminar, led by Jeffrey Sikkenga of Ashland University, explores cases that focus on the Constitution and Federalism, the Constitution and the Commerce Clause, and the Civil Rights Cases. Registration opens at 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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