Hamilton Education Program Video Released by the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts has released a video about the Hamilton Education Program at work in Hartford, Connecticut. Filmed in the days leading up to and including the December 13, 2018, performance, the video follows the process of students engaging with Hamilton Education Program materials to research primary sources and create original pieces, from which the morning program of student work is drawn.

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Martha Washington: First Lady’s grandchildren were her top priority

On April 30, 1789, George Washington was sworn in as our nation’s first president. His wife, Martha Washington, was not at his side. Washington had only received the election results two weeks earlier, on April 14, when Secretary of Congress Charles Thomson arrived at Mount Vernon to notify Washington. He left for the temporary national capital, New York City, two days later and arrived on April 23. He traveled through six states, attending celebrations in cities and towns along the route and being greeted by thousands of citizens who lined the roads.
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"Document of the Month" - January 2013

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Scholar’s Blog - Aaron Sheehan-Dean

December 17, 1862: Lincoln’s Cabinet Crisis
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"Document of the Month" - December

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New World War II acquisition: Pearl Harbor patriotic poster from 1942

Following the Japanese bombardment of the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, the United States declared war on Japan and Germany and immediately mobilized the country for war. "Remember Dec. 7th!" is a propaganda poster intended to promote a sense of nationalism and boost support for the war effort.
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The Emancipation Proclamation: Raising money for sick and wounded soldiers

The Emancipation Proclamation stands as the single most important accomplishment of Lincoln’s presidency. The preliminary proclamation, announced on September 22, 1862, served as a warning for Southern states that if they did not abandon the war, they would lose their slaves. More important, it was the first step toward the official abolition of slavery in the United States.
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Recent Press Mentions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in Philanthropy Magazine

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Richard Gilder (left) and Lewis Lehrman (right) speak with students at Notre Dame Preparatory Academy.The July 2018 issue of

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The Hamilton Education Program in Education Dive

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In an article published today on Education Dive, Urban Assembly Media High School student Yadry Monsanto discusses her Hamilton Education Program experience on April 25, 2018: 

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Lewis E. Lehrman's Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

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We are pleased to announce the latest publication by Lewis E. Lehrman, the co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, a renowned historian, and a National Humanities Medal winner. Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War, provides a new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival. In the first book-length comparison of these two renowned war leaders, Mr.

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