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Test Your Knowledge: American Government

May 22, 2019 by Elliott Cole |

How much do you know about our system of government? Take this quick civics quiz to find out! It takes only 2 minutes, is completely anonymous, and doesn't require your email address… Continue Reading >>

Speech Matters: A Panel Hosted by the University of California

March 26, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending an event in Washington, DC, sponsored by the University of California’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement titled, “Speech Matters:… Continue Reading >>

Decline of History

March 20, 2019 by Michael Poliakoff |

Last fall, the American Historical Association’s (AHA) released… Continue Reading >>

Generous Thinking: Modeling Civility in Higher Ed

March 8, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is the Director of Digital Humanities and professor of English at Michigan State University. She joined ACTA to discuss her new book Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving… Continue Reading >>

Chad Wellmon: How Moral Education Left the Classroom

January 28, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Chad Wellmon is a professor of German Studies at University of Virginia.… Continue Reading >>

Test Your Knowledge: America’s Founding

July 4, 2018 by Elliott Cole |

How much do you know about America's founding? Take our short quiz below and please leave a comment with your thoughts.

Did you know that only 17.6% of American colleges… Continue Reading >>

History of Hamilton: Will Higher Ed Embrace the Phenomenon?

May 7, 2018 by Megan Riethmiller |

Alexander Hamilton, one of the forgotten Founding Fathers, has risen to fame since 2015 thanks to Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton. The Broadway musical is “changing the game” through… Continue Reading >>

Intern Blog: Towards a True Civic Education

July 28, 2016 by Nathaniel Urban |

What does it mean to be an American? That seems like a simple question every American college student should be able to answer. For a majority of students, however, it is not so simple. Most college students… Continue Reading >>

In Memoriam: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

February 16, 2016 by Michael Poliakoff|

With the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, we have lost an unwavering defender of the principles on which this nation was founded. As ACTA shakes its head at its Continue Reading >>

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