The Most Criticized President Ever Dies!

July 31st, 2013|

Today marks the passing of the most ever criticized President - Andrew Jackson.  Was he really that bad of a president?  Read more here:

National History and Civics Exams to Disappear!

July 29th, 2013|

The National Assessment of Educational Progress exams in civics, U.S. history, and geography have been indefinitely postponed for fourth and twelfth graders. Students have historically performed extremely poorly on these three tests. In 2010, the last administration of the history test, students performed worse on it than on any other NAEP test. That year, less [...]

Medal of Honor Recipient Dies

July 29th, 2013|

Col. Day, Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies. Day spent 5 1/2 years as a POW in Vietnam and was Sen. John McCain's cellmate.

Three Terms for Presidents?

July 18th, 2013|

On July 18, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted his party’s nomination to run for a third term in office—an unprecedented act that would be barred by a constitutional amendment a decade later.  What do you think about term limits? Read more about FDR and the 22nd amendment here

Deal cut at Manhattan dinner party creates Washington DC!

July 16th, 2013|

 Sound like a headline lifted from today’s news?  No, today marks the anniversary of the creation of Washington D.C., a result of a compromise reached by three Founding Fathers at a dinner party in 1790.

Happy Birthday to the 14th Amendment

July 9th, 2013|

The 14th amendment to the US Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, during the Reconstruction era. It, along with the 13th and 15th amendments are collectively known as the Reconstruction amendments. However, of those three, the 14th is the most complicated and the one that has had the more unforeseen effects. Its broad goal [...]

Teachers – We Need Your Help!

July 8th, 2013|

The Joe Foss Institute is working to develop new civic education materials that you can put to good use in your classrooms. We are looking for a team of enthusiastic teachers to take part in a resource review program. We know your time as a busy educator is precious, so we promise to keep the [...]

$5,000 Scholarships for Students Impacted by Recent Tornadoes

July 1st, 2013|

Two $5,000 college scholarships to Oklahoma State University, available for Oklahoma students impacted by the recent tornadoes. These scholarships are offered by the Joe Foss Institute and The Lynn & Foster Friess Tornado Relief Challenge. Check out the details at Share it!

We Honor Their Service and Sacrifice.

July 1st, 2013|