Explore the debate and science of American History.

July 29, 2021

Critique of the Fordham Institute's "The State of State Standards for Civics and U.S. History in 2021"

David Randall

In its review of state history and civics standards, the Fordham Institute has embraced Action Civics for the sake of compromise. This is a grave mistake.

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July 29, 2021

The American Regime and Its Moral Ground

Hadley Arkes

Lincoln reminded us that the Union, the American republic, was older than the Constitution. The Constitution was made, as it said, for “a more perfect Union.”

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July 28, 2021

The Moment in 1986 When Critical Race Theory Ousted the Civil Rights Movement

Eric Felten

Critical race theory came into its own by accusing friends and colleagues of racism. Should it be any surprise that critics of CRT should find themselves accused of racism too?

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July 14, 2021

What Is American Citizenship?

Dennis Hale and Marc Landy

Citizenship as an office, or as a duty, is a discordant note in an age of “rights talk.” What makes American citizenship different?

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June 22, 2021

Video: 1815: The Miracle at New Orleans

National Association of Scholars

Watch as Donald Hickey, Brian Kilmeade, and Joseph F. Stoltz discuss the myths and truths of the War of 1812's most known engagement, The Battle of New Orleans.

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May 17, 2021

Keeping the Republic

Peter Wood

Schools that welcome and endorse neo-racism are sowing the seeds of misery for a whole generation of Americans.

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May 11, 2021

NAS Launches Webinar Series on American History and Literature

David Acevedo

NAS has launched two new webinar series, in which we aim to cover the events of American history and the works of American literature that were most instrumental in shaping our nation.

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May 4, 2021

U.S. Senators Take a Stand Against Revisionist History and Partisan Civics Education

National Association of Scholars

Last week, Mitch McConnell and 38 Republican senators wrote Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to express "grave concern" with the Education Department's effort to destroy real civics educ......

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January 22, 2021

The 1776 Commission Report Reinvigorates the American Mind

Mike Sabo

The 1776 Report intends to rebaptize American citizens in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, reinvigorating the American mind in the twenty-first century.

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November 3, 2020

American History and Founders' Month

National Association of Scholars

In the spirit of this month's reflection, we're singling out three Founding Fathers who who represent our nation’s commitment to higher education: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferso......

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