Political Dynasties in the U.S. Political Dynasties in the United States

Political Dynasties in the United States

Robert David “KC” Johnson, Moderator

The Founders explicitly rejected the idea of the United States as a monarchy. But throughout American history, political dynasties have emerged, shaped decades or even generations of American political culture, and then collapsed. This Seminar will examine the development and the actions of the key political dynasties of American history, and the tensions these dynasties have exposed in the country’s republican ethos. The first 10-15 minutes of each session will discuss contemporary events.

Video will be used.

Session 1 Adams
Session 2 Roosevelt
Session 3 Kennedy
Session 4 Bush
Session 5 Congressional
Session 6 Modern-Day


WEDNESDAYS, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  OR  WEDNESDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

MAR 6, 20
APR 3, 17
MAY 1, 15

Cost $475 (6 sessions)
* tax deductible portion is $237.50

Professor Robert David "KC" Johnson

ROBERT DAVID “KC” JOHNSON — Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. In 2007-2008, he taught at Tel Aviv University as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities.

Professor Johnson received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard and his M.A. from the University of Chicago. He has written and edited numerous books about American history, and appears frequently as a pundit on the History Channel. His most recent publication is the edited Asia Pacific in the Age of Globalization, published by Palgrave/MacMillan; and he has been selected by Oxford University Press to edit its forthcoming Oxford History Handbook of American Foreign Relations.