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November 2019

One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)

November 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar offers an overview of the principles of the American Founding and the documents that embody them, especially the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. These principles will be illuminated through a close study of the events of the American Revolution and the debates on the ratification of the Constitution. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Intervention in American Foreign Policy hosted by Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY)

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

FILE--Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower visits paratroopers, including Bill Hayes, at center behind Ike's right hand, in England on June 5, 1944, moments before the troops boarded transport planes bound for Normandy and the June 6 D-Day invasion. Hayes, who now lives in Fargo, N.D., recalls how he told Eisenhower that he was "damned scared" before the mission, his first combat jump of the war. This photo became a pre-invasion classic and continues to bring Hayes a measure of celebrity. (AP…

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One-Day Seminar: Social Reform 1790-1850 hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Frederick Dielman, 1847-1935, Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by the colored people, in Washington, April 19, 1866, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Digital Id: cph 3a34440, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-33937 The Early Republic and Antebellum eras experienced tremendous growth and change in American society. This seminar explores the many movements that rise: abolition, temperance, social reform, women’s rights and the Second Great Awakening Registration opens at 8:30 am Access…

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December 2019

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the American Idea hosted by KEDC (Ashland, KY)

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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. Registration opens at 9:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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March 2020

One-Day Seminar: Intervention in American Foreign Policy hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)

March 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Jeeps being driven into the open doors of an LCT at a port in Britain in preparation for D-Day. DOD via NARA, 12008268. Isolationism or engagement? World police force or colonial power? Commerce or mutual defense? What has defined American foreign policy since the Republic’s earliest years, and how have the principles–perhaps at time conflicting–evolved over time? This program addresses the foundational ideas that defined much of America’s view on relations with the rest of the world, as established by…

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One-Day Seminar: Westward Expansion hosted by KEDC (Ashland, KY)

March 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Map of the United States Including Western Territories, 12/1848Original Caption: This map accompanied President James K. Polk's annual message to Congress in December 1848. It represents Polk's conception as a Southern Democrat of how to divide up the new territory acquired through the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. It became the starting point of debates in Congress over slavery and westward expansion. National Archives and Records Administration, This seminar will focus on America’s westward expansion in three era: the early republic and…

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The Civil War and Reconstruction hosted by KEDC (Lexington, KY)

March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Civil War and Reconstruction was arguably one of the most catastrophic and defining events in American history. For Lincoln, the sole purpose was to preserve the Union.  His assassination set in motion a model of Reconstruction that differed from his expressed vision. This seminar will look at the war, broadly defined, the role Emancipation played and its effects on Reconstruction.    Registration opens at 9:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE 

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One-Day Seminar: “The Kennedy and Johnson Years ” hosted by Lexington School District One (Lexington, KY)

March 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar considers the Kennedy and Johnson Presidencies and the crises that they managed. Specific attention is devoted to foreign policy in the context of the Cold War and to each president’s management of the Vietnam War. 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 February 2020.…

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April 2020

One-Day Seminar: Trailblazers and Torchbearers – Women in American History hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)

April 24, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Women’s political, social and economic status has undergone several transformations in American history. This seminar will explore readings and documents in three key time periods: the Revolution through the mid-19th century age of reform; the Progressive Era of the late-19th century; and the early 20th century, battle over suffrage and an Equal Rights Amendment. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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