On Christmas Day 1776, General George Washington’s army crossed the icy Delaware River, and over the next 10 days helped turn the tide of the American War for Independence. Learn about this important victory and about the Black soldiers who joined the fight.
WHY America – Session 09: Presidential Inaugurations- I Do Solemnly Swear: The Transition of Power In Our Republic
Join the leadership of the National Endowment for Humanities and our first Three First Ladies – Martha Washington, Abigail Adams and Dolley Madison – in a review of how Inaugurations play a role in our republic and our future.
WHY America – Session 10: Mount Rushmore Live! A Celebration Of Presidents’ Day
Meet some of the greatest U.S. presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, learn about the history of Presidents’ Day and learn more about each president’s greatest struggle and greatest accomplishments.
WHY America – Session 11: Women’s Vote At 100: Suffragists In Their Own Words
Celebrate Women’s History Month, hear from leading suffragists and learn about their historic achievement in winning the 19th Amendment.
WHY America – Session 01: The First Amendment Today
Exploring the First Amendment and specifically that “Congress shall make no law respecting… the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
WHY America – Session 02: How To Educate A Citizen: The Power Of Shared Knowledge To Unify A Nation
This session features E.D. Hirsch, founder of Core Knowledge Foundation, who discusses his book How to Educate a Citizen: The Power of Shared Knowledge to Unify a Nation.
WHY America – Session 03: Constituting America
Constituting America Founder and Co-President Janine Turner presents the programs and resources made by students and for students available for free to educate Americans about the Constitution and the rights and liberties it provides and protects for all of us.
WHY America – Session 04: A Civics Roadmap For Frontline Educators
In the midst of civil unrest and political divisions, how can we equip schools and teachers with the tools to reach and teach students about America’s founding principles? This discussion, moderated by Ian Rowe from the American Enterprise Institute, features leaders from major national organizations focussed on the improvement of civics education and leadership.
WHY America – Session 05: Finding Hope In America’s Story During Troubled Times
Deep political differences, economic disruption, civil unrest, and a sense that America may be coming apart. This year? Actually, the year was 1786. America was only ten years old, but already some people were saying that our “experiment” in self-government, as James Madison called it, had failed. Fourteen years later, in 1800, America experienced one of the nastiest and most …
WHY America – Session 06: Understanding Presidential Elections With A Special Nod To Veterans!
Look forward to a lively discussion on the history of close elections, why the Founding Fathers created the Electoral College and how the Constitution is prepared even for a tie.
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