New! Jefferson & Madison: The Collaborators (Pre Monticello and Montpelier Trip Offering)
3 session, 6 hours
Jefferson and Madison were political and policy allies throughout their professional lives. Learn all about why they formed the modern Democratic Party in the 1790s and how they attacked the federal government which they regarded as a monarchy. We’ll also discuss the “co-presidency” that they formed during Jefferson’s administration and how, as plantation owners, their views on slavery were similar.
NOTE: This course can be taken in conjunction with the June 1-2 Monticello tour or taken separately. The class offers different material than the tour. Both the tour and the course require separate registrations. View tour details here.
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.
ILR875 Jefferson & Madison: The Collaborators
5 digit number: 15784
Wed 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 5/16/2018-5/30/2018
Tuition: $20 Fee: $49 Total: $69
Location: TBD-CE/Not Assigned