In this course, you will :
- This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it.
- It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation.
- Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights. Classes 1, 2, and 3 discuss why we need a Constitution and the history that preceded its drafting.
- You will learn about the two conflicting lessons the founders learned from the Revolution and the failure of the Articles of Confederation: the national government can become a tyrant if it is too strong, but the nation will fall apart if it is too weak.