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November 2019

One Day Seminar: Andrew Jackson, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thomas Sullly. Andrew Jackson. 1824. Public Domain Andrew Jackson was both wildly loved and soundly vilified during his lifetime. Join us as we investigate his character, statesmanship and legacy. The second in the TAH/MO Humanities "American Presidents" Seminar series, this one-day program will build your knowledge about Jackson and his age through Socratic discussion and primary documents. This program is free to teachers; lunch is included; and a certificate for continuing education will be provided. Agenda and reader will be…

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One-Day Seminar: The Politics of the Roaring 20s, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin area)

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

  Study the politics and political economy of the Roaring 20s - when women were able to vote again in federal elections, alcohol was banned by constitutional amendment, the economy boomed, Americans questioned their country's role in international security affairs, and ending with the great market crash that heralded the Great Depression. Lunch and a certificate for continuing education will be provided, as well as both digital and physical copies of the readings. Access digital copies of program materials here after late…

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One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Explore the evolution of relations between the President and political parties, from the earliest days of the Republic to the 20th Century. This program is especially relevant to American History and American Government teachers seeking to deepen their understanding of how the Executive and Legislative branches have developed and interacted with one another during pivotal events and eras in our history, and how media, technology, and funding sources have changes the seeming balance of power between them. All attendees will…

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One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)

November 8 @ 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. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Intervention in American Foreign Policy hosted by Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY)

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

FILE--Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower visits paratroopers, including Bill Hayes, at center behind Ike's right hand, in England on June 5, 1944, moments before the troops boarded transport planes bound for Normandy and the June 6 D-Day invasion. Hayes, who now lives in Fargo, N.D., recalls how he told Eisenhower that he was "damned scared" before the mission, his first combat jump of the war. This photo became a pre-invasion classic and continues to bring Hayes a measure of celebrity. (AP…

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One-Day Seminar: Social Reform 1790-1850 hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Frederick Dielman, 1847-1935, Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by the colored people, in Washington, April 19, 1866, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Digital Id: cph 3a34440, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-33937 The Early Republic and Antebellum eras experienced tremendous growth and change in American society. This seminar explores the many movements that rise: abolition, temperance, social reform, women’s rights and the Second Great Awakening Registration opens at 8:30 am Access…

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One-Day Seminar: Progressives and Populism hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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. Jason Jividen of St. Vincent College will facilitate a discussion of the similarities and differences between populists and progressives, the programs each group advocated, and the legacy of both groups in United States history, government and politics. Registration opens at 9:30 am Access program materials here Registration has closed. Please contact mmoser@tah.org if you’d like…

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights Speeches & Leaders hosted by Stevens Point High School (Stevens Point, WI)

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

Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh and Martin Luther King Jr. at the Illinois Rally for Civil Rights, June 21, 1964 Follow the complicated road endured by African Americans as they struggled to realize the promise of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments in the years immediately following the Civil War, through the Jim Crow era, and into the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Civil War and Reconstruction hosted by Lancaster History Museum (Lancaster, PA)

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

With the nation's struggle to end slavery successful, Reconstruction should have been a peaceful process to repair the Union and to extend full civil and political rights to the former slaves. Instead, it degenerated into violence and strife with black civil and political rights indefinitely postponed. We will use period documents to examine and explain the Reconstruction period. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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