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November 2020

One-Day Seminar: The 20th Century Civil Rights Movement hosted by Teaching American History

November 24, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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One event on November 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on November 24, 2020 at 3:30 pm

A three-session Online Seminar Series about the ideas, words, and leaders of the 20th Century American Civil Rights Movement. Session 1: "The 20th Century Civil Rights Movement" 3:30 PM CT - 4:45 PM CT, November 10, 2020 Session 2: "The 20th Century Civil Rights Movement" 3:30 PM CT - 4:45 PM CT, November 17, 2020 Session 3: "The 20th Century Civil Rights Movement" 3:30 PM CT - 4:45 PM CT, November 24, 2020 All attendees of this free Seminar will…

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December 2020

One-Day Seminar: The Bill of Rights hosted by TeachingAmericanHistory.org (Held Online)

December 1, 2020 @ 2:55 pm - 6:30 pm

How does the Bill of Rights contribute to limited government? What rights are protected by the amendments? What are the arguments for and against the inclusion of a Bill of Rights? How does the structure of the federal government address the need for a Bill of Rights? According to Hamilton, why are bills of rights both unnecessary and dangerous? In endorsing the Bill of Rights, how does Madison respond to those charges? This program will be conducted as a Socratic…

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One-Day Seminar: The United States Congress hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Held Online)

December 9, 2020 @ 2:55 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn about the evolution of Congress in this documents-based Seminar, hosted by the Freedoms Foundation. The documents reader will consist of documents that explore the major issues and concerns over congressional representation at the Constitutional Convention, the powers of Congress, the balance of those powers between the States and federal government and will conclude with Congress and the modern administrative state This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here),…

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One-Day Seminar: Competing Visions: Madison and Hamilton hosted by TeachingAmericanHistory.org (Held Online)

December 10, 2020 @ 2:55 pm - 6:30 pm

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were allies as authors of the federalist Papers, and yet their views on how the new government should function and what it should do grew increasingly different, and opposed, as time passed. This program explores their similarities and differences about how the Constitution should be interpreted and implemented, what powers the new government and its officials should wield. Both history and government teachers will find useful documents, questions and ideas in this program. This program…

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One-Day Seminar: Détente and the Later Cold War hosted by Jefferson County, Kentucky Schools (HELD ONLINE)

December 12, 2020 @ 8:55 am - 12:30 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. 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…

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January 2021

One-Day Seminar: Containment and the Truman Doctrine hosted by Cobb County Schools (Held Online)

January 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:45 am

Allies during the Second World War, the United States and the Soviet Union fell out quickly once it ended. By late 1945 and early 1946, concern had already arisen about Soviet attitudes and actions in Europe. The State Department’s George Kennan, the Chargé at the American Embassy in Moscow, sent a telegram quickly dubbed the “Long Telegram.” Its analysis and recommendations became the basis for the policy of containment that in one way or another guided America’s actions toward the…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Judiciary hosted by Hamilton County School District (Held Online)

January 5 @ 9:35 am - 2:45 pm

This seminar offers an intensive study on the role of the Supreme Court in American Politics and the concept of “judicial review.” A number of controversial cases in recent decades have given rise to a polarized debate in America over the desirability of judicial review. With that in mind, we will examine the original purpose of the Supreme Court and the debates over judicial review during the American Founding period. Finally, we will look closely at the case of Marbury…

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One-Day Seminar: The Equal Rights Amendment hosted by Cobb County Schools (Held Online)

January 5 @ 1:10 pm - 2:50 pm

As the United States struggled with the issue of civil rights, another issue of rights began to gain attention: equal rights or equal opportunities for women. As with African American civil rights, the movement for women’s rights had been part of American politics since the Revolution. It too gained momentum following the Civil War; one accomplishment was the Nineteenth Amendment (1920), which gave women the right to vote. Advocates for women’s rights also proposed an amendment guaranteeing equality of rights…

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One-Day Seminar: The First Three Presidents hosted by TeachingAmericanHistory.org and North West Florida Region (Held Online)

January 12 @ 2:55 pm - 6:30 pm
Florida FL United States

The presidencies of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson established precedents and dealt with issues of executive power. This seminar will examine documents from the Washington, Adams and Jefferson administrations including topics like the Alien and Sedition Acts and the Louisiana Purchase. This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents (found here) as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged…

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