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December 2019

One-Day Seminar: Missouri, Dred Scott, and the Coming of the Civil War, hosted by Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

December 13 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Louis Schultze. Dred Scott, 1888. Public domain, from the Missouri Historical Society. Of the many direct and contributing causes of the Civil War, two stand near the top of the list that brought slavery - the most essential cause - to the forefront of American politics, life, and debate. Dig deeply into how Missouri statehood and the infamous Dred Scott court case did so much to set the stage for the political fracturing that took place in the late 1850s and…

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January 2020

One-Day Seminar: Détente and The Later Cold War, hosted by Desoto County School District (Hernando, MS)

January 3, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar will focus on the later Cold War years during the presidencies of Nixon, Carter, and Reagan. Their approach to Détente, foreign relations with the Soviet Union, China and the ending of the Vietnam War. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. Access digital copies of the program materials here after early December. Click here to register.  

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One-Day Seminar: FDR and World War 2, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for the defeat of Germany. Here the "Big Three" sit on the patio together, Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Premier Josef Stalin. February 1945. (Army)Exact Date Shot UnknownNARA FILE #: 111-SC-260486WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 750 The first in TAH's 2020 slate of seminars on board the USS Midway, this program will focus on FDR's management of the war at home and abroad, with consideration…

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February 2020

One-Day Seminar: Reform Movements – 1790-1850, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin area, TX)

February 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

J. & R. Lamb Studios, Designer. Design drawing for stained glass window with the Holy Spirit. , None. Library of Congress, 2016676402.Study social and religious reform movements from the first decades of the American experiment in self-government. Ranging from 1790-1850, this program will spotlight documents from a variety of reformers and reform movements. All registrants will be provided a documents reader of primary sources, a certificate for continuing education, and lunch at this free program. All TAH.org programs are conducted…

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One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Presidency, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

February 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Study the evolution of the power and authority of the President and executive branch, and the nature and limits of executive power in the American system of government. All TAH.org programs are conducted as seminars, with one of our faculty acting as Discussion Leader, and all participants provided an equal say in the discussion. Neither a lesson, lecture, nor presentation, this is an opportunity to meet with a diverse group of American History and American Government teachers to discuss some…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Study the origins of the Cold War through a collection of original documents, beginning with the foundations of U.S.-Soviet friction before, during, and immediately after World War 2. All attendees of this free Seminar will be provided with lunch, a certificate for continuing education and digital and paper copies of the agenda and documents reader. This program will also include a special tour of the USS Midway, conducted before the museum opens to the public. Access digital copies of program…

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One-Day Seminar: The First Federal Congress hosted by US Capitol Historical Society & Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (Washington, DC)

February 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This Seminar will focus on the many issues and concerns that the First Congress considered, such as The Bill of Rights, Religious Liberty, Free Speech, The Judiciary Act to name a few. The First Congress established precedents for the Legislative Branch and tested boundaries with the Executive Branch and President Washington. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. Access digital copies of the program materials here after early December. Click here to register.

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March 2020

One-Day Seminar: Documents & Debates – The Civil Rights Acts of 1964

March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study in-depth the context around, debate over, and impact of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, with a special focus on the debate around the Act itself. This Seminar will rely entirely on a set of original documents, sent in paper copy to all registrants in advance of the program. Digital copies will be available here after mid-February 2020. REGISTER HERE

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April 2020

One-Day Seminar: LBJ and Vietnam, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

How did the United States get involved in the conflict in Vietnam? When did this involvement escalate, and for what reasons? How did LBJ - who became president after JFK's assassination and had spent most of his political career focusing on social issues - react to these events and shape them? Dig deeply into these questions and others using a diverse set of original documents, including previously-classified internal White House meeting minutes and Defense Department memos. All attendees of this…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by the Illinois Council for History Education and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora, IL)

April 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from the Chicago area to study the origins of the Cold War, beginning with pre-WW2 documents and moving into the years immediately after the end of the war. This seminar-style program will consist of three 90-minute discussion sessions, each focused on a set of documents, and facilitated by a one of our graduate faculty. These open-ended sessions will enable participants to get to know this topic at a greater depth, through a set of original documents. Lunch and…

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May 2020

One-Day Seminar: Political Parties and Campaigns, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

May 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

A timely study of the organization, goals, activities, and impact of political parties as related to election campaigns, with examples from throughout American History. This Seminar will be perfect for American History and American Government teachers, given the inclusion of historical examples within this political science theme. All participants will be sent paper copies of the reader and agenda in advance, and digital copies of both will be available here after 1 April 2020. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and the Problems of Reconstruction, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

May 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Study the problems that faced Abraham Lincoln regarding a reconstructed Union before, during, and after the Civil War, and how he conceptualized different possibilities for a slavery-free America. Teachers will be provided with a digital and physical copy of the reader, a certificate for continuing education hours, and lunch at this free program. Access digital copies of the agenda and reader here beginning on 14 March 2020. REGISTER HERE

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