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October 2020

One-Day Seminar: Sectionalism and the Civil War hosted by IU 3 (Held Online)

October 23 @ 8:55 am - 12:30 pm

The decade that preceded Abraham Lincoln’s presidential election and the onset of secession and civil war saw an America increasingly divided over the future of slavery in the United States. The readings for this seminar present a diversity of opinions regarding that division, and how best to resolve what Harry V. Jaffa called “the crisis of the house divided.” This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here), and with…

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One-Day Seminar: Jim Crow: Its Roots and Impact on African Americans hosted by Carlisle High School [HELD ONLINE]

October 31 @ 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

This online seminar will focus on the roots of Jim Crow in the late 19th century. What was the catalyst for Jim Crow legislation? How did the laws and customs of Jim Crow get firmly established? How was it defended by its supporters? How was it attacked by civil rights advocates and how did African Americans respond to the systematic discrimination of Jim Crow? Join your colleagues for a deep dive into documents that describe what C. Vann Woodward called,…

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November 2020

One-Day Seminar: The Roaring Twenties hosted by IU3 (Held Online)

November 13 @ 8:55 am - 12:30 pm

What put the ‘roar’ in the Roaring 20’s and what did that mean for politics, policy, the economy and society of America? This seminar will explore those questions and perspectives with documents of the time. This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here), and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and…

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December 2020

One-Day Seminar: The United States Congress hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Held Online)

December 9 @ 2:55 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn about the evolution of Congress in this documents-based Seminar, hosted by the Freedoms Foundation. The documents reader will consist of documents that explore the major issues and concerns over congressional representation at the Constitutional Convention, the powers of Congress, the balance of those powers between the States and federal government and will conclude with Congress and the modern administrative state This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here),…

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March 2021

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Carlisle High School (Carlisle, PA)

March 20, 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…

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