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Freedoms Foundation

April 2020

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

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

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May 2020

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

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about 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. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of…

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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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