HIS2000: History of the Constitution

05/01/2023 to 04/30/2024 • Modified 06/08/2023

Course Description

This semester-long course will explore the development of the United States Constitution, including its founding principles and the ways in which succeeding generations have altered and interpreted it. Students will study the principles upon which the Constitution was drafted, engage with the text of the document itself, and examine key events and decisions that affected the text and understanding of what the Constitution means. Students will be introduced to major figures, court cases, and methods of interpreting the Constitution, which will assist them in evaluating it in light of biblical truth.

Prerequisite

None

Schedule

Module 1: Building a New Republic

  • Week 1: The Birth of a New Government
  • Week 2: Assessments: The Birth of a New Government
  • Week 3: Constitutional Debates and Provisions
  • Week 4: Assessments: Building a New Republic

Module 2: Overview of the Constitution

  • Week 5: The Legislative Branch
  • Week 6: The Executive and the Judiciary
  • Week 7: The First Amendment
  • Week 8: The Bill of Rights
  • Week 9: Test: Overview of the Constitution

Module 3: Constitutional Changes, 1795-1960

  • Week 10: Early Amendments and Cases
  • Week 11: The Early Twentieth Century
  • Week 12: The Mid-Twentieth Century
  • Week 13: Test: Constitutional Changes, 1795-1960

Module 4: Constitutional Changes, 1960-Present

  • Week 14: Civil Rights
  • Week 15: Assignment: Oral Argument
  • Week 16: Modern Constitutional Issues

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