The American Ideal - Classes with Kevin


Online Education with Kevin O'Brien

The American Ideal


Was the founding of America in 1619, as the New York Times suggests, when slaves were first brought to America from Europe?  Or was it 1776, when we declared that we were a nation “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal”?  

Who’s right about America?  The leftists who always seem to criticize it?  Or the conservatives who always seem to praise it?  In what way are we worthy of both criticism and praise?  

This course will take a look at the inspiring Idea of America - and how Americans have lived up to this vision and fallen short of this vision over the years.  We will use many sources - including selections from novels, plays, movies - and even the musical Hamilton!

                          Sign up for the live or recorded course at Homeschool Connections.