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Aug 29, 2015

We kicked off the 2015-16 season of TAH.org's Saturday Webinars with George Washington, father of our country, and a discussion of his person, times, and the challenges America faced in its first years as a republic. Read the documents and view a YouTube archive of the discussion - attended by over 100 teachers right...


Aug 25, 2015

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+7+Lloyd.mp3

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Who was elected to the Committee of Detail and what has been their position so far with respect to the republican and federal issues? How does the Committee on Detail Report differ from the original and amended Virginia Plans and...


Aug 22, 2015

George Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, RI is perhaps the best expression of the spirit of religious liberty that shaped the new American republic.  August of 2015 is the 225th anniversary of its composition, and our webinar on 22 AUG was in celebration of this important moment in American...


Aug 18, 2015

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+6+Lloyd.mp3

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What accounts for the persistence of the New Jersey Plan supporters despite their defeat earlier? What are the arguments against the "legality" and "practicality" of the Amended Virginia Plan? When and how did the Connecticut...


Aug 11, 2015

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+5+Lloyd.mp3

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Of what significance were the rules adopted by the Convention? In what respects did the Virginia Plan represent a new constitution rather than a mere revision of the Articles? What were delegates' initial reactions and...