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

Register for "Westward Expansion"

March 6 2024, 8:30 AM ET - 2:15 PM ET | Hosted by: Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge | Phoenixville, PA | Discussion Leader: Dan Monroe

This seminar will focus on America’s westward expansion and its “Manifest Destiny” to expand from sea to shining sea. This seminar will consider the purposes for westward expansion, Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy and westward expansion’s impact on slavery.

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with Dan Monroe 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.