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America and the Modern Presidency: From Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan, 1933-1989 with Rick Collin

"One of my goals of this course is to make the nine Presidents we will study come to life, not only through key events and policies of their time in office, but also through personal stories that will make each of them a bit more accessible."

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America and the Modern Presidency: From Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan, 1933-1989 with Rick Collin

This is a 10-meeting virtual class using the Zoom platform.

Wednesdays, Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 

7-9 pm CT

About this class:

This course will examine the policies and personalities of the nine men who occupied the White House from the depths of the Great Depression and World War II through the Space Race, the Vietnam War, Watergate and the end of the Cold War – Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. The course meets ten nights – the first night will be an introduction, then each night after that will be devoted to a particular President. The goal of this course is to profile each of these Presidents and the times in which they served, while also providing ample time for discussion among class members.

Instructor bio:

Instructor Rick Collin is a historian passionate about history told through stories. Rick worked for the State Historical Society of North Dakota for 16 years. Previous Public University courses he has taught include America and the 1960s: From Camelot to Woodstock, Riding the Back of the Tiger: America and the Vietnam War, 1945-75, and The Modern Presidency: FDR to Reagan, 1933-89.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota. However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally. Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University. To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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