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3/22/2018 - Foundations of the American Republic Lectures in April

Thursday, March 22, 2018 Southbury, CT – The Southbury Library will host Professor Mark Albertson for a four-part lecture series on the foundations of the American Republic. The lectures will be held from 6:30-8:30pm in the Kingsley room.

America’s Founding Document: Tuesday, April 3
The Declaration of Independence, one of America's greatest contributions to political literature; and one written in a captivating literary style.

America: A Democracy? Republic?: Tuesday, April 10
A question, or more accurately a conundrum, which seems to mystify many Americans . . . and should not. The discussion will cover the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Federalist and Notes on the Debates of the Constitutional Convention, 1787.

Electoral College: Tuesday, April 17
This talk will explain the history of the Electoral College, found in Article II, Section I of the Constitution; followed by the 12th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1804.

Well Regulated Militia: Tuesday, April 24
The focus is on the Citizen-Soldier concept from the colonial beginnings of this Nation to the advent of the National Guard in 1903.

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation Magazine, and has been a long time member of the United States Naval Institute. Mark is both an author and professor of history at the Norwalk Community College for the Lifetime Learners Institute. In May 2005, he was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of Congress in Hartford for his efforts in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

Registration is required. Call the library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register or for more information.