NEW! James Monroe and the Era of Good & Bad Feelings
6 sessions, 12 hours
This course will cover the life and two-term presidency of James Monroe, our fifth president. We’ll discuss his roles and leadership as Secretary of State and War during the War of 1812. Next, we’ll analyze Monroe’s role in the expansion of the nation through land acquisitions, an emerging transportation revolution, and the Monroe Doctrine. We’ll also assess his political philosophy and address these questions: Was the “Era of Good Feelings” meant to bring the country together following the War of 1812? Or was it meant to subjugate all political opposition from the Federalist Party? What were the consequences to the country dominated by one political party?
Instructor: Colonial historian Roger G. Swartz received national acclaim for his two books covering the frontiers of the American Revolution. In 2004, he was chosen, along with 2 others, to be the educational coordinator for the 13-day bus tour
sponsored by then National Elderhostel program for the 250th-anniversary commemoration of the French & Indian War, 1754 – 1763.
Roger is owner of R.G. Swartz & Associates, offering historical services, workshop offerings, and historical products to educational institutions and historical organizations. He is the author of two nationally-acclaimed books dealing with the frontier history of Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. In 2002, he received the “Instructor of Honor” award from the Continuing Education program at Hagerstown Community College for his work with Elderhostel programs and with the Institute for Learning in Retirement. He holds two Masters degrees from Lehigh University: M.A.Ed. (1969); and M.P.A. (Master in Public Administration), 1981. He and his wife reside in Keedysville, MD.
ILR848 James Monroe and the Era of Good & Bad Feelings
4-Digit Number: 7914
Mon, 9:30am – 11:30am, 1/22 – 2/26
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/E123
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $99.00 Total: $139.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only