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October 2021

One-Day Seminar: Alexander Hamilton hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

October 20 @ 8:30 am

This seminar will examine the impact of Alexander Hamilton on the creation of the American republic. Hamilton is frequently described as the father of Wall Street and an elitist who defended the interests of the “one percent” while holding little regard for the “common man.” In the view of others, he was the personification of a rags to riches story – an immigrant genius who set the United States on the path to becoming an economic and military superpower. What…

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December 2021

One-Day Seminar: Congress and Its Relations with the Executive Branch hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar will explore the evolution of Congressional-Executive relations in this documents-based Seminar, hosted by The Freedoms Foundation. The documents reader will consist of three case studies of documents, each exploring a different era in our history, and how the connection between the two political branches of the federal government have worked in sync and at odds over time. This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here), and with…

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March 2022

One-Day Seminar: Religious Liberty in American History and Politics hosted by Freedoms Foundations at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

March 16, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

Discuss the ways religious ideas and the pursuit of religious liberty shaped American views on society and self, inspiring expansion and settlement, and forming the foundation of reform movements from the colonial era through the 20th century. 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…

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May 2022

One-Day Seminar: First Amendment: Free Speech hosted by Freedoms Foundations at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

May 18, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

This Seminar will explore the theory and practice of free speech in American History using landmark court decisions that have helped to define the limits of such freedoms. 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 and come ready with questions. All attendees will…

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June 2022

One-Day Seminar: The American Mind: Frederick Douglass hosted by Freedoms Foundations at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

June 4, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

One of the most influential African Americans in the nineteenth century, Douglass advocated for a number of causes, including the abolition of slavery. This seminar will explore those topics. 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 and come ready with questions. All attendees…

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