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Session 1: Intro and the “Apple of Gold”: – The Centrality of the Declaration of Independence in American Political Life

July 14, 2015

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Introduction, Dr. Peter Schramm: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Introduction+Peter+Schramm.mp3

Part 1, Dr. Chris Flannery: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+1+pt1+Flannery.mp3

Part 2: Dr. Lucas Morel: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+1+pt2+Morel.mp3

Focus

Why is it important to understand the Declaration of Independence? What does the Declaration say, and why and how does it say it? What does the Declaration not say, and why and how does it not say it? What is the significance of Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration? What does the Declaration mean, and what does the Declaration not mean?