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Freedoms Foundation

September 2020

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

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

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly after its ratification. Today, it is hard to see how American democracy would work without them. At the same time, parties formed as decentralized political associations that engaged the attention of ordinary citizens and held presidents accountable to local constituencies. But as the power of the presidency (and the federal government) grew, parties shifted their attention from building political support in the states and localities…

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October 2020

One-Day Seminar: Captains of Industry or Robber Barons by Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

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

Revisit the Gilded Age, or Age of Enterprise as some call it and read deeply about the ideas, actions, and legacies of the leading political and industrial figures of the times, exploring the question of whether these people are properly portrayed as either ‘Robber Barons’ or ‘Captains of Industry’—or, perhaps, something of both. 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,…

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December 2020

One-Day Seminar: The United States Congress hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

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

Learn about the evolution of Congress in this documents-based Seminar, hosted by the Freedoms Foundation. The documents reader will consist of documents that explore the major issues and concerns over congressional representation at the Constitutional Convention, the powers of Congress, the balance of those powers between the States and federal government and will conclude with Congress and the modern administrative state. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will…

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