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February 2020

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

February 21 @ 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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March 2020

One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by John Adams Academy (Roseville, CA)

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This seminar will examine the principles of the American Revolution and how they came to define the structure of the American Constitution for the Founding generation. Special focus will be placed on core American political ideals and systems, and the question of how to reconcile these with the institution of slavery. 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, in advance…

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April 2020

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

April 3 @ 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: FDR and World War II hosted by USS Hornet Museum (Alameda, CA)

April 24 @ 7:45 am - 3:30 pm

Study in depth the formation, implementation, and evolution of FDR’s war policy before and during America’s direct involvement in World War 2. How did he react to and anticipate war activities before Pearl Harbor? How did his administration prepare and mobilize for war after December 7th, 1941, and manage America’s war effort through to victory? Study these questions and more in this primary source-based Seminar. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing…

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May 2020

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights: Constitution and Law, hosted by USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

May 15 @ 7:45 am - 2:15 pm

Study the legal and constitutional evolution of civil rights in America since the Civil War in this thematic Seminar. How did the legal dimensions of this issue shape society, and how did changing social views shape law and Americans’ understanding of the Constitution and its amendments? This primary source-based Seminar will help American History, Government, and Civics teachers gain a better understanding of these issues, across over a century of law and politics. All attendees of this free Seminar will…

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