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The Ashbrook Center and TeachingAmericanHistory.org seek to provide high-quality content-focused programs, resources, and courses for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, and related subjects. Students, citizens, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the American experience can also benefit from our resources, which include podcasts, a vast documents library, monthly webinars, and in-person seminars.

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The Ashbrook Center and TeachingAmericanHistory.org seek to provide high-quality content-focused programs, resources, and courses for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, and related subjects. Students, citizens, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the American experience can also benefit from our resources, which include podcasts, a vast documents library, monthly webinars, and in-person seminars.

    Special Webinar: What Can We Learn from the Election of 1800?

    Special Webinar: What Can We Learn from the Election of 1800?

    The first in our three-episode series of webinars about Presidential Elections and Campaigns, this episode focused on the tumultuous election of 1800, wherein John Adams was eventually defeated by Thomas Jefferson, resulting in the first partisan exchange of power in America. Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor Political Science at Ashland University and Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center, discussed the election and what we can learn from it with Dr. Cara Rogers, of Ashland University. Suggested Readings: Alien and Sedition Acts, 13 NOV 1797 Letter to John Taylor, Thomas Jefferson, 4 June 1798 The Duty of Americans, at the Present Crisis, Timothy Dwight, 4 July 1798 Letter to Elbridge Gerry, Thomas Jefferson, 26 JAN 1799 Hideous Hermaphroditical Character - Spurious Quotation about John Adams Letter to Harrison Gray Otis, Alexander Hamilton, 23 DEC 1800 Letter to Thomas Mann Rudolph, Thomas Jefferson, 19 FEB 1801 First Inaugural Address, Thomas Jefferson, 4 MAR 1801 The post Special Webinar: What Can We Learn from the Election of 1800? appeared first on Teaching American History.

    Special Webinar: D-Day+76 Years and the Liberation of Europe

    Special Webinar: D-Day+76 Years and the Liberation of Europe

    Ashbrook and TeachingAmericanHistory presented  another special webinar, this time about Operation OVERLORD, more widely known as D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, and the liberation of Europe that it led to. Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center, discussed the invasion and its place in WW2 and history with Dr. John Moser of Ashland University. Suggested Readings: Fuhrer Directive 51, Adolf Hitler, 3 November 1943 Combined Chiefs of Staff Directive for Operation Overlord, 12 February 1944 D-Day Statements, General Dwight Eisenhower, 6 June 1944 Robert Edlin's Account of D-Day Memo to Gen. George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower, 6 June 1944 All participants will be sent a printable certificate for continuing education time. REGISTER HERE The post Special Webinar: D-Day+76 Years and the Liberation of Europe appeared first on Teaching American History.

    Special Webinar: Heroes of American Business

    Special Webinar: Heroes of American Business

    Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center interviewed Dr. Jennifer Keene of Chapman University on 20 May 2020, focusing on the lives, ideas, and contributions of Henry Ford and Madam CJ Walker, heroes of American Business. Suggested Readings: Henry Ford's Five-Day Week, The Library Digest, 29 April 1922 My Life and Work (Chapter 4, 5, and 8), Henry Ford, 1922 Henry Ford Sociology Department Collection of Primary Sources for Mdm. CJ Walker The post Special Webinar: Heroes of American Business appeared first on Teaching American History.

    Special Webinar: Heroes of the American Founding

    Special Webinar: Heroes of the American Founding

    Join Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center on 6 May 2020 at 1pm ET for this free webinar, focusing on, among others, Abigail Adams, a Hero of the American Founding. Dr. Sikkenga will be joined by Dr. Natalie Taylor of Skidmore College. All attendees will be provided with access to primary source readings before each episode airs, and will be emailed a printable certificate to account for continuing education. Suggested Readings: Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March 1776 John Adams to Abigail Adams, 14 April 1776 From John Adams to Mercy Otis Warren, 8 January 1776 Abigail Adams to John Quincy Adams, 10 June 1778 Abigail Adams to John Quincy Adams, 19 January 1780 Abigail Adams to John Quincy Adams, 10 August 1796 The post Special Webinar: Heroes of the American Founding appeared first on Teaching American History.

    Special Webinar: Heroes of American Medicine

    Special Webinar: Heroes of American Medicine

    Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center interviewed Dr. Eric Pullin of Carthage College on 27 May 2020, focusing on Clara Barton and Jonas Salk. Suggested Readings: "Angel of the Battlefield," Hartford Courant, 26 November 1862 "The Red Cross of the Geneva Convention: What It Is," Clara Barton, 1878 Notes on Antietam, Clara Barton, 1890 "The Women Who Went to the Field," Clara Barton, 1892 "Polio Cases and Death Rates," April and May 1955 "Remarks on Conference on Salk Vaccine," 22 April 1955 "President Eisenhower Cabinet Paper," 29 April 1955 "Jonas Salk on Searching for the Next Medical Miracle," 18 February 1990   The post Special Webinar: Heroes of American Medicine appeared first on Teaching American History.

    Special Webinar: American War Heroes

    Special Webinar: American War Heroes

    Join Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center on 13 May 2020 at 1pm ET for this free webinar, focusing on Ulysses S. Grant and Robert Gould Shaw. He will be joined by Dr. Dan Monroe of Millikin University. Suggested Readings: Proclamation on Enforcement of the 14th Amendment, U.S. Grant, 3 May 1871 Letter to D.H. Chamberlain, U.S. Grant, 26 July 1876 Recollections of the War, U.S. Grant, 1885 A Speech at the Unveiling of the Robert Gould Shaw Monument, Booker T. Washington, 31 May 1897 Supplemental Readings - Letters from and to Grant During the War: Grant to Buckner, 16 FEB 1862 Grant to Banks, 15March 1864 Grant to Butler, Meade, and Sherman, 2 April 1864 Lincoln to Grant, 30 April 1864 Lincoln to Grant, 17 August 1864   The post Special Webinar: American War Heroes appeared first on Teaching American History.

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