The U.S. Constitution - Course Outline

Constitutional Congress 1787

U.S. Constitution

The Bill of Rights


WEEK 1 - Oct. 17:  What did the Founding Fathers have in mind as they wrote the U.S. Constitution? The class will read it together with their perspectives in mind.

WEEK 2 - Oct. 24:  A look at the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

WEEK 3 - Oct. 31:  In what ways have additional amendments shaped the Constitution – and life in the United States -- today?

WEEK 4 - Nov. 7:  Constitutional interpretation in action – including the role of all three branches of government and the impact of election results the night before. While the Supreme Court is often considered the sole interpreter, in fact Congress, the President, and even all the states do interpretation each time they act.

The U.S. Constitution - Websites of Interest

U.S. Constitution





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