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January 2020

Hoover’s Rugged Individualism and FDR’s Forgotten Man

January 3, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

National Portrait Gallery, S/NPG.78.158. The Hoover-Roosevelt debate of the 1930s shaped American political, economic, and moral conversations into the twenty first century in a very powerful way. The themes of liberty vs. security, freedom vs. regulation, representative democracy over against the administrative state and an independent judiciary, so important and visionary then are still the fundamental questions in a world of terrorism, globalization, and uncertainty.  Access digital copies of program materials here after mid-November 2019. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Détente and The Later Cold War, hosted by Desoto County School District (Hernando, MS)

January 3, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar will focus on the later Cold War years during the presidencies of Nixon, Carter, and Reagan. Their approach to Détente, foreign relations with the Soviet Union, China and the ending of the Vietnam War. 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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One-Day Seminar: FDR and World War 2, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for the defeat of Germany. Here the "Big Three" sit on the patio together, Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Premier Josef Stalin. February 1945. (Army)Exact Date Shot UnknownNARA FILE #: 111-SC-260486WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 750 The first in TAH's 2020 slate of seminars on board the USS Midway, this program will focus on FDR's management of the war at home and abroad, with consideration…

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One Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War Hosted by FL CHE in Key West, FL

January 25, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Florida FL United States

This seminar will consist of three sessions that discuss the causes of the Civil War: a session on the ‘Advent of the Slave Power’; a session on ‘Abolition and Southern Resistance’ and lastly a session on ‘The Conflict Defined’. Agenda and reader will be available approximately six weeks before the seminar here. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: “Causes of the Civil War” hosted by FL Council for History Education & Monroe County School District (Key West, FL)

January 25, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Florida FL United States

This seminar will consist of three sessions that discuss the causes of the Civil War: a session on the ‘Advent of the Slave Power’; a session on ‘Abolition and Southern Resistance’ and lastly a session on ‘The Conflict Defined’. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies are available here. Click here to…

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One-Day Seminar: “Documents and Debates: Dropping the Atomic Bombs” hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

January 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The controversy over the use of atomic weapons in World War II did not begin after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed; rather, a debate raged within the Truman administration and related scientific community before the weapons were deployed in August 1945. Get inside the terms of that debate using original documents from the major camps in order to see – as best as possible – the debate and issues through their eyes. Lunch will be provided at this free program,…

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February 2020

One-Day Seminar: African American History hosted by Miami Dade College North (Miami, FL)

February 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Florida FL United States

Frederick Douglass, 1879. Public domain, from the National Archives. NAID 558770. This seminar will consider the contributions of African Americans during the Progressives era as social reformers, their cultural impacts on music, literature and art as well as their influences in politics and law. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: FDR & WW2, hosted by the Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

February 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Study in depth the war policy and decision-making of FDR and his administration, through a collection of primary source documents, in a Socratic discussion format. Lunch and a certificate for continuing education will be provided at this free program. Access digital copies of program materials here after 1 JAN 20; all registrants will be mailed paper copies in advance of the program. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Hamilton hosted by Palm Beach County School District (West Palm Beach, FL)

February 8, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Florida FL United States

John Trumbull. Alexander Hamilton, 1805. Oil on canvas. Public domain, from the Google Cultural Institute. This seminar will examine the impact of Alexander Hamilton on the creation of the American republic. Hamilton is frequently described as the father of Wall Street and an elitist who defended the interests of the “one percent” while holding little regard for the “common man.” In the view of others, he was the personification of a rags to riches story–an immigrant genius who set the…

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