Origins of the American Idea

Origins of the American Idea

This seminar offers an overview of the background principles and ideas that inform the American idea and the documents that embody them. These principles and ideas will be illustrated through a close study of the texts that serve as a precursor to the American Revolution and the founding of America.

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, 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. Teachers will receive a Letter of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar.

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February 27, 2023 -
February 27, 2023
8:30 AM CDT
2:15 PM CDT
Montevallo, AL
Troy University & American Village
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashland University