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February 2020

One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Constitution hosted by Caldwell County Schools (Lenoir, NC)

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the constitutional powers, legal authority, and evolution of the ‘soft power’ of the president from the Founding through the Progressive Era. Participants will read and discuss documents that help explain how the Founders tried to translate the ideals of the Revolution into a form and system of government that would empower, yet restrain the Executive, as well as how interpretations of those powers have changed over time, especially in the face of crisis. Lunch will be provided at this…

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One-Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War hosted by Cleveland County Schools (Shelby, North Carolina)

February 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Study the long and short-term causes of the sectional, political, and economic divides that led to the Civil War. Using a packet of primary documents, provided in advance of the program, participants will discuss the legal, social, and political factors that, over a period of decades, drove North and South apart, and finally to arms against one another. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy…

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March 2020

One-Day Seminar: “Executive Power and the Constitution” hosted by Community School of Davidson (Davidson, NC)

March 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

One of the great challenges facing students of the presidency today has been to reconcile the extraordinary powers of the executive with democracy. This seminar will examine the major questions and controversies about executive power under the Constitution including the war power, the treaty power, and the power to issue executive orders. Most importantly, we will discuss whether those powers as they are exercised today are consistent with the Founder’s original understanding of the role of the Presidency and democratic…

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One-Day Seminar: Cold War on the Homefront hosted by PTEC (Winston-Salem, NC)

March 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar will focus on postwar anticommunism, culminating in the McCarthy Era, but will also focus on changes in home and family life, as well as popular culture in the postwar period. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: “Supreme Court Cases that Changed America” hosted by NC Department of Public Instruction & Craven County Board of Education (New Bern, NC)

March 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

While many Supreme Court cases have shaped American policies and history, this seminar explores cases that focus on the Constitution and Federalism, the Constitution and the Commerce Clause and Civil Rights Cases. Join us as we explore the significance of key SCOTUS decisions in American history. 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…

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