F – America’s Founding Fathers

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  • October 6, 2022 - November 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursdays, 10 AM – Noon | Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, & 10

Leaders: Dick Hesse, Mary Lee Sargent

The final term of this Great Courses course centers on the problems the founders faced in implementing the new government. George Washington declined a third term and left the political scene. John Adams struggled with major problems at home and abroad. Thomas Jefferson brought a different political philosophy but did little better. What to do about state claims of power, religious fervor, and national defense? The “Founders” are stepping aside and dying off. You do not have to have taken previous classes to join this one.

Dick Hesse is a retired lawyer and law professor who holds a master’s degree in American History. He has presented history courses for NH Humanities Council, LINEC, OLLI and AIL over the past 40 years.

Mary Lee Sargent is a retired Professor of History and Women’s Studies. She taught at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, for 35 years, and was Director of  the Women and Gender Studies Department. After moving to New Hampshire in 2003, Mary Lee was an adjunct instructor at Southern New Hampshire and Plymouth State Universities and Lakes Region and NHTI Community Colleges.

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