Historic downtown Charlotte, North Carolina provided the venue of another great Ashbrook Center Seminar on Saturday, October 25th on the topic of “America’s Founding”. Teachers explored the evolution from American Colonies, Independence, The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution as written by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Dickenson and Abraham Lincoln.
Seventy-five percent of the teachers in attendance were new to an Ashbrook Center Seminar and stated that they could utilize the documents and discussions in their classrooms. The conversations between educators and the scholar provided insight on the difficult topics such as universal and natural rights, slavery, and structure of good government.
A lively discussion ensued over the recent academia shift from calling this critical war the American Revolution to the new term War for American Independence. Was it so Revolutionary or merely a continuation of a British model? Would you agree or disagree? The Ashbrook Center would like to see you take part in such a thought provoking dialogue.
To view a selection of the readings that provoked these conversations please follow the links below.