"Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought." –Alexander Hamilton
More than constitutions or military, more than the right to taxation with representation, more than technology or art, innovation or scientific discovery, it is education that leads to freedom. The American Revolution provides a close-up view of the crucible of Enlightenment principles in action. It shows us a living demonstration of the truly revolutionary ideal that people were not to be defined by stations of birth, but by a democratic freedom to pursue great ideas and become an excellent people.
The influences—positive and negative—of this event are still ongoing not only in the United States itself, but in the rest of the world. Education was at the heart of the Enlightenment thinking inherent in the founders and founding documents of the young American government. In The American Revolution course from Intelligent Education, Dr. Andrew Koke guides students in a deep-dive of the Revolutionary era. What is generally covered in a few pages or a single chapter of an American History textbook here gets a deep treatment, allowing students to discover more about the stories generally relegated to history’s margins.
“To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.” –Thomas Jefferson
Students can self-pace themselves through the courses of foundational video lectures and engage opportunities for deeper study of each lesson to suit their learning needs.
Intelligent Education and Academic Influence have gathered highly-influential instructors from among both professional industry leaders and professional educators from an impressive array of higher-educational institutions, including credentials from M.I.T., UC Berkeley, Wake Forest University, University of Montana, University of Indiana, Pepperdine University, Princeton University, Shenandoah University, and the University of Washington.
“A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.” –Frederick Douglass (And Alexander Pope)
Intelligent Education’s mission is to equip students worldwide with quality, accessible educational tools built to incorporate interactive learning opportunities. The curriculum includes courses from a wide range of educators providing expertise on subjects from science to the arts, building on technology to add continuous value.