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Thursday, December 2, 2021
ONLINE EVENT

Senator Truman

4 p.m. CT

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Upon his arrival in Washington, Truman was dismissed as the “Senator from Pendergast,” a naïve tool of gangsters. He kept his head down and walked to work early. He joined the Interstate Commerce Committee. “Go-along, get-along Harry” voted with the Democrats and forged strong ties with colleagues. By the end of his first term, Truman made the front page of the New York Times for his attacks on corporate greed and corruption. He had sponsored successful legislation, denounced poll taxes and lynching, promoted military preparedness and would go on to set up and chair the bipartisan “Truman Committee,” shining a light not only on waste and fraud in the WWII National Defense Program but also on a rising leader with integrity. The “Senator from Missouri.”

YOUR GUEST CONDUCTOR: CLAIRE MCCASKILL

Claire McCaskill grew up in a political family, and public service has defined her adult life, first as a lawmaker in the State of Missouri, then as a county prosecutor, and then as Missouri State Auditor. In 2006, Claire became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri, winning the seat once held by Harry Truman. Today, Claire is a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC and a visiting fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

ABOUT THE WHISTLE STOPS SERIES

Climb aboard this fast-paced Whistle Stop tour of the all-new and nationally celebrated Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. Every stop opens the Museum doors for you to explore the fascinating exhibits, artifacts, films and stories inside the new $29-million presidential exhibition.

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Note: Each online program lasts approximately 30 minutes. Registration will close one hour before the program begins.

 

 

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Virtual Education Program

The Bill of Rights Protects You (Grades 6–12)

11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CT)

In this interactive program, students will explore the Bill of Rights and how it outlines both limits on government and the rights of the people. We will work together to analyze three case studies that underscore the remedies that citizens have to address instances where their rights have been violated. This program will introduce students to the Bill of Rights and strengthen their civic understanding.

This program is offered as a part of We Rule: Civics for All of US, a new education initiative from the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Virtual Education Program

Make Your Voice Count: Learning About the First Amendment (Grades K–2)

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (CT)

During this interactive online civics program, students will explore the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights using primary historical sources to learn about the importance of rights and how to exercise their freedoms.

This program is offered as a part of We Rule: Civics for All of US, a new education initiative from the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement.

Learn more at TrumanLibrary.gov.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Virtual Education Program

The First Amendment: Five Rights in One! (Grades 3–5)

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Students will explore the First Amendment freedoms from the Bill of Rights in this interactive and engaging online civics program based on historical primary sources from the National Archives. Students will learn about the importance of First Amendment rights, identify examples in photographs and short written documents, and discover how to exercise those freedoms.

This program is offered as a part of We Rule: Civics for All of US, a new education initiative from the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement.

Learn more at TrumanLibrary.gov.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Virtual Education Program

No Conscription Without Representation: Voting Rights & the Constitution (Grades 9–12)

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (CT)

Using the Constitution, Constitutional amendments, legislation and a supreme court case, students will explore the progression of voting rights in the United States with particular focus on the effort to lower the voting age to 18. Additional primary source documents from the National Archives including photographs, video recordings and political cartoons will enhance student understanding of the ways in which contemporary events and public civic engagement influence their lives today.

This program is offered as a part of We Rule: Civics for All of US, a new education initiative from the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement.

Learn more at TrumanLibrary.gov.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Virtual Education Program

Voting Rights, the Constitution, & Representative Government (Grades 6-8)

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (CT)

Using the Constitution, Constitutional amendments, and legislation, students will explore the progression of voting rights in the United States and its impact on representative government. Additional primary source documents from the National Archives including photographs and political cartoons will enhance student understanding of the ways in which contemporary events and public civic engagement influence their lives today.

This program is offered as a part of We Rule: Civics for All of US, a new education initiative from the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement.

Learn more at TrumanLibrary.gov.

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