At the Lehrman American Studies Center Regional Seminar at Harvard, we explored and discussed the nature of citizenship in the United States from its origins to today. Heather Cox Richardson presented a lecture on the changing role of citizenship during Reconstruction and Joe Fornieri talked about Liincoln's defense of black citizenship as a prelude to civil rights. There also was a discussion about how to teach citizenship in the classroom today. Some of the problems of teaching citizenship in the classroom were the rise of service learning and assessment as well as the presenting citizenship as civics in the educational system. The seminar itself was a terrific experience: I learned a great deal and I'm looking forward to more in the future!