Quincy club



The Quincy Club is the educational branch of the John Adams Institute. Its events strive to enlighten Dutch high school students about American affairs in a non-partisan and informative fashion. Started in 2002, the Quincy Club is part of our ongoing effort to help young audiences better understand American culture. The club’s activities take students into an interactive new learning environment through American history, literature and art.

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This year’s Quincy Club is inspired by the US presidential election of 2016. The lecture will focus on the American political system and the historical context of the elections. How democratic is the United States of America? Who can vote and has that always been the case?  Current campaigns and candidates are also an important theme: How do campaigns work? What are the main issues in this election? What role does the immigration debate play, for example, and what are the views of the presidential candidates? The 2016 Quincy Club program is supported financially by the American Embassy.

Past Topics

2015: Abolition of Slavery

2013: Dutch-American relations over the past 400 years

2012: US Presidential Election

2011: Immigration

2010: History of American Integration and Immigration

2009: Henry Hudson and the establishment of the new Netherlands

2008: US Presidential Election and the functioning of the American system

2007: History of American Integration and Immigration

2006: America as a land of immigrants

2005: America as a land of immigrants

2004: US Presidential Election – Kerry vs. Bush

2003: National Poetry Day Amsterdam

2002: Martin Luther King and the American Civil Rights Movement