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September 2019

One Day Seminar: Trailblazers and Torchbearers: Women in American History, hosted by Iowa CSS (Des Moines, IA)

September 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the contributions of women to the political thought of three broad eras in American history: the Revolutionary period through the mid-19th-century reform movements; the Progressive Era; and the 20th-century movements for suffrage and an Equal Rights Amendment. Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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October 2019

One-Day Seminar: Jim Crow, Its Roots and Impact on African-Americans hosted by PTEC (Winston-Salem, NC)

October 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The catalyst for the creation of Jim Crow laws and their impact on the post-Civil War promise of civil rights and economic opportunity for African-Americans. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here Registration for this seminar is CLOSED.

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One-Day Seminar: Religious Liberty, hosted by Alpine School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

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

Discuss the ways religious ideas and the pursuit of religious liberty shaped American views on society and self, inspiring expansion and settlement, and forming the foundation of reform movements from the colonial era through the 20th century. Download digital copies of program materials here beginning in early September. Lunch will be provided. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by IU3 (Homestead, PA)

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

Examine the breakdown of US-Soviet relations during and following the close of World War II that led American leaders and analysts to plan for a new, “Cold War” against their former allies. All participants will be provided with a paper copy of the documents reader in advance of the program and will have access to digital copies, as well. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Populists and Progressives hosted by Georgia Council for Social Studies (Athens, GA)

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discussion Leader: Dr. Greg Schneider Often understood simply as opposition parties, the Populist and Progressive movements developed in response to the genuine challenges of industrialization, immigration, and urbanization in the late nineteenth century. What did the populists and progressives stand for? How were they alike and different, and how can we assess their legacy in United States history, government and politics? The 2019 GCSS Conference will be held on October 10-11 in Athens at the Classic Center.  This year we…

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Presidents and Political Parties

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn about how the relationship between American presidents and their parties has shifted over time. We will examine three different periods in United States history, focusing on what each can tell us about the role of political parties in a free society, and the relationship between presidents and parties. This Seminar will consist of three discussion sessions based entirely in primary documents, facilitated by a university scholar. Registration is limited and a waitlist will be created if we reach capacity.…

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One-Day Seminar: American Exceptionalism hosted by Community School of Davidson (Davidson, NC)

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Thomas Jefferson once wrote that the Declaration of Independence was meant to be an “expression of the American mind.” This seminar examines primary sources that address the uniqueness or “exceptionalism” of the “American mind” and experience of self-government. Participants will closely read and discuss documents that address the roots of the American mind; what about the American mind is unique; and crises that challenged Americans self-perceptions of their nation’s exceptionalism. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Congress and Relations with the Executive Branch, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

October 18 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn about the evolution of Congressional-Executive relations in this documents-based Seminar, hosted by the USS Midway Museum. The documents reader will consist of three case studies of documents, each exploring a different era in our history, and how the connection between the two political branches of the federal government have worked in sync and at odds over time. All teachers will be provided with digital and physical copies of the agenda and reader, as well as lunch and a certificate…

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One-Day Seminar: Federalist Papers and the Constitution hosted by KEDC (Lexington, KY)

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

According to Federalist 57, the “aim of every political Constitution is or ought to be first to obtain for rulers, men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous, while they continue to hold their public trust.” We all know how the Constitution is supposed to keep government from threatening our safety and freedom – the…

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