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Register for "The First Amendment"

July 12, 2022, 8:30 AM CT - 2:15 PM CT | Hosted by: Rankin County MS Schools, Brandon, MS | Discussion Leader: Joseph R. Fornieri

This Seminar will explore the theory and practice that have defined the limits of the Constitution’s First Amendment: Religious Liberty, Freedom of Speech and Press along with the right to peaceably Assemble and Redress Grievances of our Government.

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. Teachers will receive a Letter of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar.


Teaching American History
"It gave me a better understanding of the Founders’ views. They saw that restricting religious liberty is not only wrong; it leads to animosity within society. This year, I will begin both my government class and my class on “Law and Modern Society” with George Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport." — Sean B.