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.
This year’s lecture is about the history of the US dollar. We’ll take a look at the origin of the dollar and discuss how it supplanted the British pound as the world’s major currency after World War I, and its influence on world history in general. We’ll examine the global economic and political forces that are putting pressure on the dollar’s role, such as the rise of China, the growing strength of the euro and cryptocurrency.
Click here to enjoy our ‘History of the Dollar’ playlist on Spotify!
The lecture will be given by the Americans Gabe Marino, financial lawyer and amateur historian, and Michael Tierney, banker and working for Lockdown Economy, a non-profit that has been advising small businesses in collaborations since the Covid pandemic.
For more information and to get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020: The US 2020 Elections (watch the video)
2019: California and Silicon Valley (watch the video)
2018: U.S. Midterm Elections
2017: Marshall Plan
2016: US Presidential Election
2015: Abolition of Slavery
2013: Dutch-American relations over the past 400 years
2012: US Presidential Elections
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
The Quincy Club program is supported financially by the American Embassy