Foundations of the American Republic: America: A Democracy? A Republic?

13 Feb 2017

What does it mean to be a Democracy? A Republic? And where does our Nation fit? This week’s discussion focuses on the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Federalist Papers with special attention to our Founding Fathers and their feelings towards Democracy. Talk also includes briefs on Marxism, Fascism, Socialism, and Syndicalism.

About the Presenter Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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