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Presidential Academy: MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech and Modern America

Dec 16, 2015

TeachingAmericanHistory.org is proud to offer the third and final part of our Presidential Academy documents-based survey course of American history and American political thought through iTunesU, iTunes, and this blog.

This segment of the course, consisting of 7 sessions, focuses on the Modern America, with the ideas...


Dec 15, 2015

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+23+Morel.mp3

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How did Douglass answer the question, "What Country Have I?" What was his critique of the emigrationist position? What was the basis for his greater optimism about race relations in America? Just as Douglass was the leading figure in the...


Dec 8, 2015

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+22+Morel.mp3

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Why does Lincoln call "all men are created equal" a "proposition" instead of a "self-evident truth"? How does he see the Civil War as a test? What does he define "dedication" and why does Lincoln depreciate what was said at the...


Dec 2, 2015

On Tuesday, 1 December 2015, TeachingAmericanHistory.org presented a bonus webinar in its American Presidents series. Put on in conjunction with NCSS, this one-hour episode was a bonus program for NCSS members who had attended other TAH.org webinars this year. Dr. Chris Burkett, of Ashland University, moderated the...


Dec 1, 2015

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+21+Guelzo.mp3

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The Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave under the authority of the Federal government, e.g., the border states of Maryland, Kentucky, Delaware, or Missouri. What did it accomplish? What did Frederick Douglass...