The American Idea Course

Hi, I’m Jeff Sikkenga, Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center. Thank you so much for taking The American Idea course. This course is designed to teach valuable lessons on our nation’s Founding and progress by analyzing the text from three historical documents: The Declaration of Independence, The Gettysburg Address, and the “I Have a Dream” speech. We think it’s imperative for as many Americans as possible to be a part of this course because America today faces a crisis in civic education that imperils the health of our country.

Course Curriculum

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