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 Quincy Club was inspired by the US presidential election of 2016. The lecture focused 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? The then current campaigns and candidates were 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.
2015: Abolition of Slavery
2013: Dutch-American relations over the past 400 years
2012: US Presidential Election
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