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September 2021

One-Day Seminar: Natural Rights and the Consent of the Governed hosted by TAH.org (Held Online)

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Study one of the core ideas in American his- tory, government, politics and culture, that of natural rights, as expressed and used in documents such as the Declaration of Independence. This session will be based around a small cluster of documents and will consist of a scholar-led discussion. All attendees of this free Seminar will be provided with a certificate for continuing education and a digital copy of the agenda and document (found here).

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One-Day Seminar: Modern Social Movements hosted by Durham County Schools (Durham, NC)

September 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Beginning with the upheavals of the 1960s, the United States saw a diverse set of groups pushing for social change. These included African Americans, Native Americans, women, and gays and lesbians. This seminar will focus on the legacy of the 1960s, the intersection of personal behavior with political movements and battles won and lost by various groups. Please join us for a lively discussion of the primary sources that tell the story of these movements, the players, and the key…

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One-Day Seminar: The American Idea hosted by Missouri Humanities Council (St. Louis, MO)

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:20 pm

This seminar will examine the founding principles of the American experiment in and system of self-government, with an eye toward how these qualify as a reform of other views on the reason for the state, its source of power, and its role in the life of the individual and society at large, 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 (found…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by KEDC (Lexington, KY)

September 18 @ 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

How did the alliances of World War 2 break down, and so quickly, after 1945? How close were these alliances in the first place, and what differences existed between the United States and the Soviet Union that acted as wedges between these two states and their respective allies? This seminar focuses on the ideas, events, and people – as expressed in key documents – of the years immediately after the end of World War 2, and how the Cold War…

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One-Day Seminar: Voices of Democracy: Race, Gender and Equality hosted by Wisconsin Council of Social Studies (Held Online)

September 18 @ 8:55 am - 12:30 pm

From the 17th century on, the realities of racial and gender inequality have been at odds with America’s self-understanding as a “new world” of opportunity for all. We will focus on key moments in the struggle to secure the natural rights of liberty and equality for all Americans. This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore,…

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One-Day Seminar: Slavery and Its Consequences: Theme: Slavery and the hosted by Teaching American History: Core Document Collections (Held Online)

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

This seminar is the first in a series of online discussion-based seminars on slavery in the United States. Each will focus a theme related to slavery and its enduring legacy - all stemming from the system’s characteristics in the United States. The primary sources used in this series draw from Teaching American History’s Core Document Collection: Slavery and Its Consequences. Session One will focus on Slavery and the Founding – including the original draft of the Declaration of Independence and…

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One-Day Seminar: Founding Principles: Ratification in NC hosted by PTEC (Held Online)

September 23 @ 1:45 pm - 4:10 pm

When the Constitutional Convention ended in September 1787, a widespread period of public debate over the merits of the plan began. This debate took place out of doors – in churches, taverns and newspapers, by both proponents and opponents – and indoors – in state conventions held in each of the 13 states. The new constitution could not take effect until at least nine states ratified the plan - with state delegates casting a single up or down vote. Over…

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One-Day Seminar: Liberty and Equality in American History and Politics hosted by USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This seminar will examine two of the foundational ideas of the American experiment in self-government: liberty and equality. What have these meant at different times in our history, and how have they complemented conflicted with one another? Dr. Greg McBrayer, of Ashland University, will serve as Discussion Leader. 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 (found here). Click here to…

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One-Day Seminar: Jacksonian America hosted by Florida Council for History Education (Held Online)

September 25 @ 8:55 am - 12:30 pm

This seminar will consider Jackson’s ascendancy to President, its historical context as well as many of his controversial policies such as the Bank War, Nullification Crisis and the Indian Removal Act. This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here), and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions.…

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