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March 2020

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

March 6 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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May 2020

One-Day Seminar: Congress and Its Relations with the Executive Branch hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the evolution of Congressional-Executive relations in this documents-based Seminar, hosted by The Freedoms Foundation. The documents reader will consist of three case studies of documents, each exploring a different era in our history, and how the connection between the two political branches of the federal government have worked in sync and at odds over time. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of…

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June 2020

One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Constitution hosted by Cocalico Middle School (Denver, PA)

June 11 @ 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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August 2020

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

August 14 @ 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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September 2020

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

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

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly after its ratification. Today, it is hard to see how American democracy would work without them. At the same time, parties formed as decentralized political associations that engaged the attention of ordinary citizens and held presidents accountable to local constituencies. But as the power of the presidency (and the federal government) grew, parties shifted their attention from building political support in the states and localities…

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December 2020

One-Day Seminar: The United States Congress hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

December 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 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. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will…

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