Credit:Kristen Miller

America's Promise: 400 Years of Defining the American Dream

The HRVI’s “America's Promise” project is cosponsored by Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster County BOCES and funded through a Teaching American History grant from the U.S. Department of Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education awarded in 2003, and again in 2006.

Teachers participating in the Institutes have access to the digitized archives made available through Marist and the College's Hudson River Valley Institute, a regional history center whose partners include an extensive network of collaborating institutions including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in Manhattan, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, and the National Maritime Historical Society.

Weeklong summer institutes have been developed to address the following topics. Lesson Plans will be added under each topic as they become available:

  • Hamilton, Jefferson, and the Birth of Modern America (2006)