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Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize Promotes Military History

March 26, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

Founded last year to support the study of military history, the second annual Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History was, on Monday,… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Survey Prompts Civics Revival in North Dakota

February 24, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

Back in December, ACTA was thrilled to learn that North Dakota’s superintendent and the state’s first lady were championing a bill to require high school seniors to pass a civics test before… Continue Reading >>

Reflecting on Constitution Day 2014

September 17, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

If you’re like us, you were very excited for Constitution Day today. Maybe you even got out your tri-cornered party hat and a fresh set… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Happy Constitution Day!

September 17, 2014 by ACTA|

Happy Constitution Day! How well do you know our nation's founding document?

Here's why we shouldn't relegate the Constitution Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: How Well Do You Know Your Roosevelts?

September 15, 2014 by ACTA|
During which war was FDR president? Our survey suggests about 40% don't know.  
 
What John Oliver… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: The Lessons of History

August 27, 2014 by ACTA|

One professor's efforts at immersing students in history, with great results.

For those who think technological… Continue Reading >>

Happy July 2nd!

July 2, 2014 by ACTA|

Wait. Isn’t Independence Day the 4th? 

 Did ACTA jump the gun? Not so. 

 It was actually today, in 1776, that the Second Continental Congress approved a resolution… Continue Reading >>

Military History and the Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2014 by ACTA|

It is always a pleasure to kick off the summer with a long weekend. But between barbeques, parades, and shopping sprees, we fear too many Americans have forgotten what Memorial Day ought to be about. Outside… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Congratulates Allen Guelzo on Winning First Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History!

March 19, 2014 by ACTA|

In 2013’s last issue of Inside Academe, we expressed out excitement about the new Continue Reading >>

Teaching Teachers American History

March 4, 2014 by ACTA|

American higher ed seems at once unmoored from the past and afraid of the future. Many universities are using outmoded educational models and producing a generation of historical illiterates. It’s… Continue Reading >>

Why We Celebrate Washington’s Birthday

February 17, 2014 by ACTA|

Happy Washington’s Birthday!

You may know today as “Presidents’ Day,” but the Uniform Monday… Continue Reading >>

On MLK Jr. Day, Americans Must Resolve to Remember Our History

January 20, 2014 by Avi Snyder|

Today, Americans celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It is easy to view the martyred civil rights leader as a revolutionary. After all, he urged civil disobedience… Continue Reading >>

Required Reading for Every Citizen

January 7, 2014 by ACTA|

What does it mean for an American to be historically and civically literate and to have the knowledge needed to be an empowered and responsible participant in our institutions of government? Do you need… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Reads the Gettysburg Address

November 25, 2013 by ACTA|

Last week, we asked you send in videos of you, your family, and your friends reading the immortal words of the Gettysburg Address. But we wouldn't ask you to do something we wouldn't do ourselves.… Continue Reading >>

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