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TAH.org’s last Saturday Webinar for 2018 took place on 1 December, and featured another Great American Debate: Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, in their famous ‘Lincoln-Douglas Debates’ of 1858. Our panel of scholars, with the assistance of great questions submitted by our live audience of teachers addressed the ideas and issues, rhetoric and reasoning, and immediate and long-term impact and meaning of these singular debates in American history.

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Our Documents in Detail episode for 14 NOV 18 focused on the Bill of Rights: the politics behind its proposal and adoption; interpretations over time; and place in our history, government, and society. Among the many questions asked during the lively 58-minute program included those about James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, and why they initially did not support an enumeration of rights, but in Madison’s case, eventually went on to promote the legislation that led to the Bill of Rights. Also considered was the notion that to understand the Bill of Rights today, one must understand the original arguments against it.

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TAH.org’s Saturday Webinar for 10 NOV 2018 focused on the debate between Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, and their divergent views on the Constitution, solutions to slavery, and the future of America as they saw it. Suggested additional readings include:

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The 24 OCT 18 episode of Documents in Detail took a look at Brutus I, one of the essential Antifederalist writings, dated 18 OCT 1787. The program opened with a question from the moderator about why it’s worth reading an argument for one of the “losers” of the ratification debate that waged from 1787-88. Most of the program dug into and drew conclusions and observations based on the root of Brutus’ argument, which was about his concerns over consolidation, and the creation of a single, large republic that would eventually trample the rights of individuals and would be distant and separate from the people it existed to represent.

We experienced a software glitch while recording this program, resulting in the last 12 minutes being muted. We are working to recover this block of audio, and will replace the current, incomplete audio file with the full one if we are able to do that.

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With a few months of the 2018-2019 school year under your belt, you may be starting to hit that fall/winter fatigue. Don’t lose the spark! Now is the perfect time to infuse new life into your teaching by exploring fresh ideas with like-minded history teachers. We have several one-day seminars scheduled this fall and spring across 5 states in the Southwest.

Teaching American History offers seminars at no charge for you and your fellow teachers, who will dive right into original historical documents, from the Bill of Rights to landmark Supreme Court cases, under the teaching of university scholars who are experts in their respective fields. Getting to the roots of our country’s exciting and complicated history will help you inspire your students for second semester and beyond.

Arizona Robber Barons or Captains of Industry – the Gilded Age Revisited, hosted by AZ Dept. Education

November 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Bill of Rights, hosted by Sahuarita High School (Tucson area, AZ)

November 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Landmark Supreme Court Cases, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

November 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Deal and Great Society Compared, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

February 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Legislative Branch, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

March 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

New Mexico Civil Rights – Speeches and Leaders – hosted by Sandia Preparatory School (Albuquerque, NM)

November 8 @ 8:20 am – 2:45 pm

Oklahoma World War 2 hosted by the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (Norman, OK)

November 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The American Founding hosted by the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (Norman, OK)

November 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Social Reform – 1790 to 1850, hosted by Broken Arrow Schools (Tulsa, OK)

March 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Causes of the Civil War, hosted by OK CSS (Oklahoma City, OK)

March 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Modern Social Movements, hosted by OK CSS (Oklahoma City, OK)

March 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Texas Lincoln and the Problem of Reconstruction, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

November 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

LBJ and Vietnam, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

February 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lincoln and Reconstruction, hosted by Austin ISD (Austin, TX)

February 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

American Foreign Policy, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

April 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Utah American Foreign Policy, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

December 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Congress, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The American Presidency, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

April 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TAH’s Southwest seminars are just some of the free resources available to you as a teacher of American History. For information on Core Documents, online programs, Teacher Toolkits and more, visit us at www.teachingamericanhistory.org.

Also, we’d love to connect with you on social media – follow @teachamhistory!

  
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“[The concept of executive power]…in our system of government, which subscribes to the rule of law, is very hard to come to terms with…”

The latest volume of the American History and Government Core Documents Collections – the Executive Branch – is available on Kindle, iTunes and PDF. Hard copies are also available for $10 each – email dmitchell@tah.org if you would like a copy. You can also buy it as print-on-demand on Amazon!

Sign up for early access to each volume!

This collection of documents on the Executive Branch is part of our extended series of document collections covering major periods, themes, and institutions in American history and government. This is the first of our Political Science/Government-focused volumes, especially appropriate for use in Government and Civics courses.

Consider taking a look at these books by Professor Bailey mentioned in the interview:

See a list of all titles in TAH.org’s Core Documents series.

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Professor Gordon Lloyd gave the attached address at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library as part of the commemoration of the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Professor Lloyd shared his vast knowledge of and keen insights on the American Founding, particularly the Constitutional Convention. In addition to using TAH.org’s Constitutional Convention online exhibit, created by Prof. Lloyd, he also used the famous Howard Chandler Christy painting depicting the signing of the Constitution as a focus for his talk.

Professor Lloyd also referred to the “Issues Debated” page within the Federalist-Antifederalist Debates exhibit, where the primary issues over which the two sides debated are compared and the most essential documents linked, and the origins of the Bill of Rights.

Questions and answers begin at the 40-minute mark, and the primary program, therefore, ends at that point. The Q&A portion did include some very interesting questions, with some making connections between history and contemporary politics.

You can watch the video of the presentation, with additional opening remarks , as well.

Dr. Gordon Lloyd: The Least Dangerous Branch? — 09/17/2018 - YouTube

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