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HIS/301

United States Constitution

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course is an introduction to the historical, political, philosophical, and economic roots of the U.S. Constitution. It first reviews the philosophical arguments of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, those that supported and opposed ratification of the Constitution. The course then examines milestone Supreme Court decisions and the Court’s evolving interpretations of the Constitution. This course focuses on the first ten amendments of the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, and the issues of slavery and civil rights as seen through major court decisions.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarize the influences of history, politics, philosophies, and economy on the development of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Distinguish between the philosophies of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists as they related to the development and ratification of the Constitution.
  • Evaluate the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Bill of Rights, particularly related to issues of slavery and civil rights, as evidenced by milestone Supreme Court decisions.

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