Kentucky teachers travel to Mt. Rushmore
Fifteen Kentucky teachers and social studies educators will travel to Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota.
Oct 14, 2010 08:00 AM
Oct 17, 2010 05:00 PM
|Where||Rapid City, South Dakota|
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Fifteen Kentucky social studies teachers and educators will travel to Rapid City, South Dakota, next week for a four-day field immersion to Mt. Rushmore. The program is co-sponsored by the McConnell Center's Civic Education Program and Liberty Fund, Inc.
The conference will explore the nature and extent of executive power in the U.S. Constitution. Conference readings review the Constitution Convention debates on executive power, as well as the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, the Pacificus-Helvidius debates, Supreme Court cases and contemporary debates over executive war powers. The goal of the readings and discussions is to consider the scope of executive power and attempts to define this power.
Dr. James Rogers, an associate professor of political science and department head of the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University, is the discussion leader for the conference.