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Roadblocks to Republic


Monday, February 17, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Storytime Room

Join us for a four-week series on the Roadblocks to Republic. It will highlight four examples in American history that deeply affected the course of America and/or threatened the viability of representative government.

Week Three: The Northwest Ordinance, 1787

Resorting to a liberal use of geography, Manifest Destiny will be charted from 1787 to the conclusion of the Mexican-American War. America was creating an Empire, a contiguous empire. Included, too, will be the Louisiana Purchase and the Missouri Compromise of 1820, as the Republic dealt with the issues of Slavery and Manifest Destiny.

About the Presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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