Center for Teacher Excellence
Teaching the Declaration of Independence
October 10, 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton – Park Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Participants will explore the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the challenge of slavery from the Founding to Lincoln, and the Progressive movement’s critique of the American Founding. They will consider such questions as: What are the basic principles on which the American system of limited, constitutional government rests? Were the Founders wrong to accept slavery in the original Constitution? Why did the Progressives reject the Founders’ principles?