Constitutional Workshop

Presidents and the Constitution: The President and Federal Power

Houston, TX
November 6, 2014

Looking for classroom-ready tools to teach your students about the Founding principles of Liberty, Separation of Powers, Limited Government, and Federalism?  Join the Bill of Rights Institute for a free one-day workshop which will provide you with easy-to-implement resources to bring these concepts alive.

This workshop is for secondary U.S. History, Government, Civics, and Social Studies teachers and will help meet numerous state standards.

Registration for this program is now closed. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for this program, please email Laura Vlk.

Program Details:

  • This program will be held at Houston Baptist University in Dillon Two, in the Hinton Center.
  • A map of the workshop location can be found here 
  • Participants are encouraged to park in parking lot 6 on this map
  • The seminar begins at 7:30 AM with registration and breakfast, and concludes at 2:30 PM.
  • Business Casual dress is required

Participants will:

  • Analyze the Founders’ efforts to create a limited national government that would correct the problems resulting from the Articles of Confederation.
  • Understand James Madison’s view of federal power and his reasons for vetoing the “Bonus Bill.”
  • Analyze ways that Theodore Roosevelt used the presidency as a “Bully Pulpit.”
  • Contrast and evaluate the stated goals of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan regarding the proper scope of federal power.
  • Receive a FREE copy of one of our most popular resources, Presidents and the Constitution, Volume 1.
  • Explore resources to conduct document-based lessons on the presidency.
  • Discuss primary source documents and historically-based, expert methods to address these topics.
Please contact Laura Vlk at with questions.

This seminar is made possible by the generous support of the Herzstein Foundation.