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November 2019

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 REGISTER HERE

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December 2019

One-Day Seminar: The American Revolution hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

This seminar, led by Robert McDonald of the United States Military Academy at West Point, will discuss readings that shed light on the political developments in North America and the British Empire that gave rise to arguments for and against independence and culminated in the Declaration of Independence. Other readings will illuminate the Revolutionary War as a military, social and cultural event in the development of the American nation and state, and the United States under the Articles of Confederation.…

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February 2020

One-Day Seminar: First Amendment – Freedom of Speech hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

February 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

  Joseph Fornieri of the Rochester Institute of Technology will lead participants in exploring the theory and practice of free speech in American history, using landmark court decisions that have helped to define the limits to such freedoms. Registration opens at 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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March 2020

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

March 21, 2020 @ 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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