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October 2020

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)

October 3 @ 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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November 2020

One-Day Seminar: The U.S. and The Vietnam War hosted by Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY)

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

An intensive look at the origins and conduct of the Vietnam War. The seminar will examine LBJ’s actions as president and commander in chief resulting in escalation of the war and the eventual collapse of his administration. 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 of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early October 2020. Click…

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April 2021

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)

April 10, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

How did the alliances of World War 2 break down, and so quickly, after 1945? How close were these alliances in the first place, and what differences existed between the United States and the Soviet Union that acted as wedges between these two states and their respective allies? This seminar focuses on the ideas, events, and people – as expressed in key documents – of the years immediately after the end of World War 2, and how the Cold War began.…

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