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March 2020

[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The American Presidency hosted by the Concourse Hotel (Madison, WI)

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar will examine the evolution of the presidency from the drafting of the Constitution through the progressive revolution of the 20th century. The language in Article II of the Constitution, which “vests” the executive power in a President of the United States, is somewhat ambiguous as to the scope and breadth of that power. Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and their progressive successors removed some of this ambiguity and set many precedents which are followed to this day. This course…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “The Kennedy and Johnson Years ” hosted by Lexington School District One (Lexington, South Carolina)

March 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar considers the Kennedy and Johnson Presidencies and the crises that they managed. Specific attention is devoted to foreign policy in the context of the Cold War and to each president’s management of the Vietnam War. 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 will be available here after early February 2020.…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: African American Contributions to Arts, Culture and Politics hosted by DC Public Schools (Washington, DC)

March 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Harris & Ewing. Photograph of Booker T. Washington taken sometime between 1905 and 1915 (digitally retouched). Public Domain courtesy of the Library of Congress. This seminar will consider the contributions of African Americans during the Progressive 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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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “LBJ & Vietnam” hosted by Doral Red Rock High School (Las Vegas, NV)

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study the origins of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War, and focus on Lyndon Johnson’s understanding of and approach to the war during his presidency. This Seminar is based on a collection of original documents, many from declassified White House and Defense Department meetings, and will help to shed new light on the rationale for LBJ’s efforts in Vietnam, as well as the challenges and issues he faced there. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Political Parties hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

This seminar, led by Eric Sands of Berry College, will focus on the evolution of the American political party system, beginning with James Madison’s commentary on the unavoidable but dangerous nature of parties and ending with the Supreme Court’s opinion on the legitimate sources of funding for political parties in Citizens United. Discussion will cover not only the developing role of political parties in our constitutional order but also the specific answers given by various parties to important political questions…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Shelby County School District (Memphis, TN)

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar offers an overview of the principles of the American Founding and the documents that embody them, especially the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. These principles will be illuminated through a close study of the events of the American Revolution and the debates on the ratification of the Constitution. 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…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: FDR, WWII, and the Holocaust hosted by Jamestown Settlement Museum (Williamsburg, VA)

March 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Virginia United States

The Holocaust was the greatest horror of World War II, and the Allies obtained evidence of Nazi Germany’s genocide of Europe’s Jewish population during the war. How did Allied leaders, especially President Franklin Roosevelt, respond to the Holocaust? Did the Allies attempt to disrupt the death camps’ operations in order to halt the mass murder? Could the Allies have done more? How much coverage did the genocide receive in the United States and how did the public respond? Using a…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Cold War Foreign Policy, hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

March 26 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study American foreign policy during the Cold War, from the beginning of the conflict through Vietnam. This program, conducted as a discussion-based seminar, will be based on a set of primary source readings, sent to all registrants in advance of the program. A continuing education certificate and lunch will be provided free of charge. PDF versions of the reader and agenda can be found here, after early February. REGISTER HERE

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Documents & Debates – The Civil Rights Acts of 1964

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study in-depth the context around, debate over, and impact of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, with a special focus on the debate around the Act itself. This Seminar will rely entirely on a set of original documents, sent in paper copy to all registrants in advance of the program. Digital copies will be available here after mid-February 2020. REGISTER HERE

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