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.

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.

Our 2021 Quincy Club lecture high school series on the history of the US Dollar filled up fast. Fortunately, we have a taped version for everyone who missed out!

For more information and to get involved, please contact us at quincyclub@john-adams.nl.


Past Topics

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

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


The Quincy Club program is supported financially by the American Embassy