Agenda

Conference on Teaching the Social Studies
Presidential Elections in History
Friday, October 12, 2012
Brewer Hegeman Conference Center, UCA

Time: 9:00-2:30

8:00-8:45

Registration and coffee
Hippo-Crafton Conference Room 111 & 113

9:00

Welcome and Introduction of speaker
Keynote Address by Dr. Allan Lichtman, “The Keys to the White House: Forecast for 2012”
Conference Room 112 & 114

 

10:20

 Break

 

10:30 -11:45

George Washington: The Election was Easy, the Presidency was Hard,” Dr. Wendy Castro
Conference Room 101

“Arkansas’s Governor Bill Clinton and the 1992 Presidential Election,”  Skip Rutherford
Conference Room 112 & 114

 

12:00

Luncheon Session and speaker, Dr. Lichtman, “The 1928 Election: The First Catholic to Run for President”  This lecture concerns Democratic Nominee Al Smith, Catholic Governor of New York, whose vice-presidential running mate was Joe T. Robinson, a Methodist Senator from Arkansas.
Hippo-Crafton Conference Room 111 & 113

 

1:15 – 2:30

“Lincoln’s Elections of 1860 and 1864: One Straight-forward and one Problematic,” Dr. Lorien Foote
Conference Room 112 & 114