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September 2019

One-Day Seminar: The American Revolution hosted by LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, PA)

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The seminar will discuss readings that address such issues as political developments in North America and the British Empire and the arguments for and against independence, culminating in the Declaration of Independence; the Revolutionary War as a military, social and cultural event in the development of the American nation and state; and the United States under the Articles of Confederation. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: American Revolution hosted by LancasterHistory (Lancaster, PA)

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

The seminar will discuss readings illuminating the political developments in North America and the British Empire that led to arguments for and against independence and culminated in the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War. Other readings will address the Revolution as a military, social and cultural event and the United States under the Articles of Confederation. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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October 2019

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by IU3 (Homestead, PA)

October 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Examine the breakdown of US-Soviet relations during and following the close of World War II that led American leaders and analysts to plan for a new, “Cold War” against their former allies. All participants will be provided with a paper copy of the documents reader in advance of the program and will have access to digital copies, as well. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases hosted by Carlisle Area Schools (Carlisle, PA)

October 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

  Supreme Court cases have shaped American history and governmental policy in many ways. This seminar explores cases that focus on the Constitution and Federalism, the Constitution and the Commerce Clause, and the Civil Rights Cases. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The Great Triumvirate – Calhoun, Clay, and Webster hosted by FFVF (Valley Forge, PA)

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

  This seminar will focus on the political thought and statesmanship of Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. Collectively known as the “Great Triumvirate” because of their dominance of the American political system for nearly half a century. These three men helped to shape and define the American conception of equality and liberty during the antebellum era. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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November 2019

One-Day Seminar: Civil War and Reconstruction hosted by Lancaster History Museum (Lancaster, PA)

November 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

With the nation's struggle to end slavery successful, Reconstruction should have been a peaceful process to repair the Union and to extend full civil and political rights to the former slaves. Instead, it degenerated into violence and strife with black civil and political rights indefinitely postponed. We will use period documents to examine and explain the Reconstruction period. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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December 2019

One-Day Seminar: Competing Visions – Madison and Hamilton hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Valley Forge, PA)

December 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

  James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were allies as authors of the Federalist Papers, and yet their views on how the new government should function and what it should do grew increasingly different, and opposed, as time passed. This program explores their similarities and differences about how the Constitution should be interpreted and implemented, what powers the new government and its officials should wield, and how these positions shaped the early party system and have, in fact, impacted American political…

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March 2020

One-Day Seminar: US and the Vietnam War hosted by IU3 (Homestead, PA)

March 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Nixon with troops in Vietnam, NARA, 37-whpo-1631-03-a.jpg. 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. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Vietnam War hosted by Carlisle Area Schools (Carlisle, PA)

March 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

President Lyndon Johnson visits with U.S. troops in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Original Caption: Foreground soft focus back of soldier's helmeted head. LBJ is facing him, NARA, 2803416. 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. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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April 2020

One-Day Seminar: Robber Barons or Captains of Industry hosted by Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge (Valley Forge, PA)

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

Revisit the Gilded Age, or Age of Enterprise as some call it and read deeply about the ideas, actions, and legacies of the leading political and industrial figures of the times, exploring the question of whether these people are properly portrayed as either ‘Robber Barons’ or ‘Captains of Industry’–or, perhaps, something of both. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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