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Don’t Reject America’s History – It Gives Us Hope

  Originally published in the Columbus Dispatch Deep political differences. Economic disruption. Civil unrest. A sense that America may be coming apart. 2020? Actually, the year was 1786. America was only ten years old, but already some people were saying … Continue reading »

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Presidential Elections and Campaigns: What Can We Learn from History?

As we quickly approach the 2020 presidential election, Ashbrook is looking back to see what insights we can glean from history. While no one knows the outcome of the elections in November, we can learn important lessons from our history. Each … Continue reading »

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Students and Teachers Find Hope in America’s Story

As the challenges of the pandemic and social unrest persist, your support is helping students and teachers to find hope in learning America’s history. Hundreds of teachers and students joined Ashbrook online this summer to explore the truths at the … Continue reading »

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Discovering What It Means to Be an American

Believe it or not, there once was a time when the Declaration of Independence was commonly read across the country every Independence Day. Those words which define our highest ideals as a nation could be heard in town halls, from … Continue reading »

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Independence Day Quiz

Independence Day Quiz by Jason Stevens   Near the end of his life, Thomas Jefferson described the Declaration of Independence as “an expression of the American mind.” On Independence Day, Americans should remember not only the Founding Fathers and the … Continue reading »

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Congress and Congressional Elections Quiz

Congress and Congressional Elections Quiz by Joseph Postell   While the forthcoming presidential election is getting most of the attention, results in this November’s election also will determine who will serve as voting members in 470 U.S. House and Senate … Continue reading »

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VIDEO: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

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Memorial Day Quiz

Memorial Day Quiz by Jason Stevens Memorial Day takes place on May 25 this year. Observed annually on the last Monday in May, the day is set aside to honor the men and women who have died in service to … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Graduate, Prepared for Principled Leadership

This year’s class of Ashbrook Scholars didn’t finish their senior year as they had anticipated. Their classes were moved online in March. Nonetheless, they graduated prepared to move into the world as principled leaders for America’s future. Jacob Nestle, a … Continue reading »

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Teaching through the Pandemic, with Optimism and Realism

When the COIVD-19 pandemic hit, Ashbrook teachers were prepared to continue helping their students discover the story of America. One of these teachers was Kimberly Grosenbacher, a graduate of Ashbrook’s master’s degree program and a government teacher in Boerne, Texas. … Continue reading »

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