Current Opportunities

Framingham State University Course

We the People:

The Citizen and the Constitution

Understanding the Fundamental Principles, Values, and Institutions of American Government is a twenty-week course offered by Framingham State University, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. If you are interested in learning more about the course, please refer to the links below. This course will be available in the Fall of 2021, starting around the end of September or early October and running for 20 weeks into the Spring of 2022.  Given that the course coincides with teachers’ teaching, we make sure that the work is spread out so that the impact is minimized as much as possible while offering substantive and comprehensive learning about American government.

For further details, email Roger Desrosiers, President of the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education at roger.desrosiers@masscivics.org or call 508-728-4733.

The Center for the Study of the American Constitution (CSAC) 2021 Fall Conferences

The Center for the Study of the American Constitution (CSAC) is proud to announce their 2021 fall conference schedule. This year, like last year, our three “Saturday Seminars” will be via the zoom platform. These fall sessions are all focused on the role of religion in early American history. The first Saturday Seminar (October 16th) will feature Jeffry Morrison of Christopher Newport UniversityHis sessions will be devoted to the Revolutionary War Period. The second (November 6th), will feature the CSAC staff and an exploration of the religious issues extant in the Ratification Debates. The third session (November 20th), Jonathan Den Hartog of Samford University will lead sessions focusing on how religion intersected with the culture and politics of the new republic. Each Saturday Seminar will meet from 10:00 am to 12:00pm.  Participants at each event will have opportunities to directly engage with professors as well as discuss primary source materials.  

The Role of Religion in the Revolutionary War (16 October 2021) 

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Professor Jeffry Morrison will lead two sessions. The first will be a biographical session on religion and revolutionary characters. The second will be a conceptual exploration of the political theology of the American Revolution. There will be two document discussion sessions.  

Religious Issues During the Ratification Debates (6 November 2021) 

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Join us for two sessions as we explore how the Constitution was seen as either an instrument of national salvation or damnation, the debates over the religious test clause, and the role of clergy and the Quakers in the ratification debates. There will be two document discussion sessions. 

The Role of Religion in the Early Republic (20 November 2021) 

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Professor Jonatan Den Hartog will lead two sessions. The first session will be an exploration of the intersection of religion, the Federalists, and the new government. The second will be focused on Jefferson and religious liberty in the new nation. There will be two document discussion sessions. 

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