Are you a current high school sophomore, junior, or senior interested in government, civics, public policy, journalism, history, or economics? We encourage you to apply for Constitutional Academy, our premier annual program that brings students together from across the country to Washington, D.C. to engage in deep discussions on critical issues, interact with scholars, policy makers, and thought leaders, visit places of historical significance, and much more! Scholarships are available.
The We the Students Essay Contest features over $20,000 in prizes, and a grand prize of $5,000. To win, students must answer the following question: What are the essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?
How do you feel about key issues like immigration, college affordability, and more? Join the debate on Think the Vote, and you can win a $25 gift card, a t-shirt, and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship for providing the strongest argument on either side of the issue.
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Our annual summer program brings together high school students from across the country to Washington, D.C. for a week of deep discussions on critical issues and interaction with scholars, policy-makers, and national thought leaders. Participants also make new friends, tour the monuments and museums, and connect with professionals throughout the D.C. area.
Preparing for a debate? Each month, we host Debate Preparation Webinars designed to provide the details you need to understand and prepare for controversial debate topics. This year’s debate preparation webinars will be conducted by policy experts from around the nation.
Our three to six minute videos are designed to help you understand a variety of complex issues that have affected American History. They cover everything from landmark Supreme Court Cases to AP U.S. History prep to economic trends throughout American History.
Preparing for the AP U.S. History exam? What better way to prepare than take part in our exclusive AP Prep Webinars. Speakers Tom Richey and Keith Hughes will guide you through the major sections of the APUSH exam, making sure you are 100% prepared for exam day.
Founding Documents and Resources
The Founding documents are the true primary sources of America. These important documents, which include the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and others written between 1764 and 1791, along with additional resources that span American history, showcase the philosophical, traditional, and political foundations on which our nation was built and which continue to shape our free society.