Join us at the table and explore America's story in the words of those who lived it.

Register for "Madison & Hamilton: Competing Visions"

October 9, 2023, 8:30 AM CT - 2:30 PM CT | Hosted by: Southwest Valley Public Schools | Corning, IA | Discussion Leader: Professor Todd Estes Oakland University

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were allies as authors of the Federalist Papers, and yet their views on how the new government should function and what it should do grew increasingly different, and the two will soon be in opposing camps. This program explores their similarities and differences on interpretation and implementation of the Constitution, powers of the new government and its officials should wield. History and government teachers will find useful ideas in this program.

All attendees of this free professional development will receive lunch, a letter of attendance as well as paper and digital copies of the reader. 


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.