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Online Program: The Founding Of Our Country: 1775-1797

with Gary Midkiff

2024-07-18 13:30:00 2024-07-18 15:00:00 America/Chicago Online Program: The Founding Of Our Country: 1775-1797 Online -

Thursday, July 18
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-18 13:30:00 2024-07-18 15:00:00 America/Chicago Online Program: The Founding Of Our Country: 1775-1797 Online -

Gary Midkiff begins this series with April 19, 1775, and the “shot heard round the world” – the opening of the battles of Lexington and Concord. We'll conclude with George Washington stepping away after two terms as President on March 4, 1797, while warning us to beware of domestic partisanship or trusting foreign nations.

During these 22 years of early American history, we surprised the crowned heads of Europe twice – first by earning our independence from Great Britain and then forming a federal republic under a Constitution that Washington successfully led for two elected terms. Our path was tortuous and we often teetered on the edge of failure, but a group of exceptional people – generally referred to as the “Founding Fathers” – collectively led 13 contentious states, despite personal differences with each other, to form our country.

This 22-year journey will be presented in six, 90-minute Zoom segments throughout 2024. John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Nathanael Greene, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, James Madison, Gouverneur Morris, George Washington and many others look forward to meeting you.

This program will take place online on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a link to the Zoom webinar at least three hours in advance of the program.

  • Part 1: January 18
  • Part 2: March 21
  • Part 3: May 16
  • Part 4: July 18
  • Part 5: September 19
  • Part 6: November 21

A recording of this program will be emailed out to participants approximately 24 hours after the program is completed.

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Tue, Jul 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 12 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Sat, Jul 13 9:00AM to 4:45PM
Sun, Jul 14 12:00PM to 4:45PM

About the library

The Schaumburg Township District Library serves in excess of 134,000 residents in portions of the municipalities Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and Streamwood. With over 1 million visitors each year, the library circulates over 2,000,000 items annually and is the second largest public library in the state of Illinois.

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