You'll explore the origins and early history of the American Constitution as well as early American constitutionalism - the idea that the government's authority depends on the legal limitations of its power. Topics of discussion also include the origins and early history of the Bill of Rights, the sources and early meaning of federalism or the separation of powers, the emergence of judicial review and the role of popular politics in shaping the Constitution.
A Sampling of Course Offerings:
- Constitutional Theory
- Origins of American Constitutionalism
- Political & Civil Liberties