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IWP class travels to Gettysburg

On Saturday, April 21, students from the American Founding Priniciples and Foreign Policy class joined Prof. Charles Smith on a tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. This tour, which Prof. Smith uses to demonstrate strategy and leadership during the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863), is a regular part of the American Founding Principles course. The day concluded at the National Cemetery, where Prof. Smith recited and discussed Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, given on November 19, 1863.

President Abraham Lincoln poses outside Visitors Center.


Students listen to guide Bruce Rice describe Day 1 of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Monument marking Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill’s
headquarters on Cemetery Ridge.

Pickett's Charge
Tennessee monument at the start of Pickett’s Charge.


With Union Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren on Little Round Top.

Prof. Smith discusses the Gettysburg Address with students.