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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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George Washington and the American Founding

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - December 15 @ 12:15 pm

Teaching American History is proud to continue offering multi-day colloquia for social studies teachers. These weekend programs allow teachers of American history and government to explore the themes of liberty and responsibility throughout America’s history and constitutional tradition. The program will be held at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge near the beautiful Valley Forge National Historical Park. Participants must plan to arrive before 5:00pm on Friday, December 13; departure will be after 12:15pm on Sunday, December 15. Participation is…

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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 REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM HAS CLOSED.

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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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August 2020

One-Day Seminar: “Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?” hosted by Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

August 14, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Revisit the Gilded Age, or Age of Enterprise as some call it and read 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. 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…

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