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This is one of the single greatest collections of teaching about our country’s founding ever put together. The University of Oklahoma is becoming a national leader in making civic education an integral part of the college experience through the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage (iach.ou.edu).

Through this 5-lecture series and discussion panel, leading American historians offer insights on Thomas Jefferson’s Founding, George Washington’s Gift, What Made the Founders Different, How Women Shaped the Founding and Our Jacksonian Constitution. A solid understanding of our country’s constitutional foundations has never been more important.

Teach-In on America’s Founding University of Oklahoma

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This is one of the single greatest collections of teaching about our country’s founding ever put together. The University of Oklahoma is becoming a national leader in making civic education an integral part of the college experience through the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage (iach.ou.edu).

Through this 5-lecture series and discussion panel, leading American historians offer insights on Thomas Jefferson’s Founding, George Washington’s Gift, What Made the Founders Different, How Women Shaped the Founding and Our Jacksonian Constitution. A solid understanding of our country’s constitutional foundations has never been more important.

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    Our Jacksonian Constitution

    Our Jacksonian Constitution

    In this talk we hear why our constitution may be more Jacksonian than we have been taught. Amar discusses why our constitution could be considered more democratic, perhaps more supportive towards slavery than intended (evidenced by the Civil War), and more supportive of national security. This is the fifth lecture in the Teach-In on America's Founding presented by The University of Oklahoma.

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    George Washington’s Gift

    George Washington’s Gift

    George Washington offered a great leadership to America during our founding. Through historical stories and imagery, Professor Fischer shows us Washington's impact on the founding and growth of America. This is the second lecture in the Teach-In on America's Founding presented by The University of Oklahoma.

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    Thomas Jefferson’s Founding

    Thomas Jefferson’s Founding

    Find out what impact Thomas Jefferson had on the founding of America even without being present at the signing of the Constitution. This is the first lecture for the Teach-In on America's Founding presented by The University of Oklahoma..

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    What Made the Founders Different

    What Made the Founders Different

    The founding fathers have a special significance in American culture different from most other countries. The ideals, aspirations and leadership that our founding fathers created still hold strong in America. Hear why we look back on this group and see brilliance in thought, creativity in politics and sheer magnitude in thought. This is the third lecture in the Teach-In on America's Founding presented by The University of Oklahoma.

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    Founding Mothers: How Women Shaped the Founding

    Founding Mothers: How Women Shaped the Founding

    In the revolutionary era, politics were thought to be exclusively the provence of men. Hear how women made an impact in America's founding without having an official stake in government and politics. This is the fourth lecture in the Teach-In on America's Founding presented by The University of Oklahoma.

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    Panel on America's Founding moderated by Diane Rehm - Part 1

    Panel on America's Founding moderated by Diane Rehm - Part 1

    In this first half of the panel discussion in Teach-In on America's Founding at The University of Oklahoma, Diane Rehm leads experts through an active discussion around the Constitution and America's Founding.

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Customer Reviews

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49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Hollynoel60 ,

Enlightening

I attend this incredible series of lectures at OU earlier this year and was extremely impressed. All the lectures were wonderful but I would highly recommend viewing the lecture on Jefferson and the Founding, it was both enlightening and entertaining.

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