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February 2020

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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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
Florida FL United States

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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