Vietnam War
(Original Caption) 8/17/1972-Saigon, South Vietnam- South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu makes a point during a meeting with U.S. presidential advisor Henry Kissinger at Independence Palace. Earlier in the day Kissinger conferred with top U.S. commanders and diplomats.

An Idealistic or Realistic Foreign Policy?

Join our scholars on a Saturday morning for a moderated conversation about American foreign policy.

Today’s question: Do American ideals require American intervention abroad?

Teaching American History’s Saturday webinar series provides educators with a chance to participate in a text-based roundtable discussion of American history and politics. For the 2022-2023 season we’ve chosen to highlight controversial topics from America’s past. These webinars are open to social studies, history, government, civics and humanities educators.


George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

John Quincy Adams, An Address . . . Celebrating the Declaration of Independence, 1821

Albert Beveridge, In Support of an American Empire, 1900

Lyndon Johnson, Peace Without Conquest, 1965 

Franklin D. Roosevelt, “The Four Freedoms,”1941 


March 4, 2023 -
March 4, 2023
10:30 AM EDT
11:45 AM EDT
Teaching American History
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashland University