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Lecture with Mollie Hemingway Postponed

Mollie Hemingway provides unique and thoughtful reporting and analysis of American politics and culture. She helped launch and is a senior editor of the online magazine The Federalist, which has become one of the most influential voices in politics and has … Continue reading »

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Missouri Compromise Quiz

Missouri Compromise Quiz Two hundred years ago, on March 6, 1820, President James Monroe signed into law legislation referred to as the Missouri Compromise, which prohibited slavery in the northern parts of the Louisiana Territory and allowed it in the … Continue reading »

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Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga Appointed as Executive Director

Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that the Ashbrook Board has appointed Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga as the new Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center, effective immediately. Jeff was chosen from a large pool of qualified applicants after an extensive … Continue reading »

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Video: Celebrating America’s Greatest Presidents

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Caucuses, Primaries, and the Nominating Process Quiz

Caucus, Primaries, and the Nominating Process Quiz by Jeremy Bailey   The 2020 presidential election contest got serious on February 3 when Iowa held its first-in-the-nation caucuses. This will be followed by a series of primaries and caucuses in other … Continue reading »

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Bill of Rights Day Quiz

Bill of Rights Quiz By Jason Stevens December 15, known as Bill of Rights Day, celebrates the ratification by the states of the Bill of Rights, which happened on that date in 1791. The Bill of Rights, or the first … Continue reading »

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Veterans Day Quiz

Veterans Day Quiz by David Tucker   November 11 is Veterans Day, which has been observed under its current name since 1954 and honors all American veterans.   The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, provides an … Continue reading »

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Prohibition Quiz

Rediscovering America: Prohibition Quiz By John Moser   One hundred years ago, on October 28, the Volstead Act – or National Prohibition Act — was passed. The Act created a legal mechanism to enforce the 18th Amendment, which prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Answer: “Why is America Worth Preserving?”

In the Ashbrook Scholar Program, students learn to speak and engage with each other as equals. To improve their public speaking, Ashbrook Scholars are required to participate in the Henry Clay Speech Competition. This semester, Ashbrook Scholars addressed the question … Continue reading »

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Panama Canal Quiz

Panama Canal Quiz by Patrick Maloney On October 1, 1979, the first step in transferring ownership of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama took place. On that date, the Panama Canal Zone, a 10-mile wide area surrounding … Continue reading »

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