I. Rights of Englishmen
A. “Uncollected” English Constitution
B. Colonial Experience
C. 1676; the End of American Independ...
V. First Amendment
A. Historical Background
B. Religion
C. Speech
D. Press
E. Assembly & Petition
VI. Second Amendment
A. ...
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We The People course outline

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This is the overview of my eight sessions for the Course on the Constitution

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We The People course outline

  1. 1. I. Rights of Englishmen A. “Uncollected” English Constitution B. Colonial Experience C. 1676; the End of American Independence D. Road to 1776 E. State Constitutions II. A More Perfect Union A. Articles of Confederation B. Critical Period C. Road to Philadelphia ← D. 1787-the Long Hot Summer ← E. Ratification ← III. The Document (C2) A. First Look B. Preamble ← C. Principles ← D. Amendments IV. The Interpretation (C3 )         A. Federalist Papers ← B. Marbury v. Madison, 1803 ← C. Dred Scott v. Sanford, 1857 ← D. Industrial America ← E. The American Century ←
  2. 2. V. First Amendment A. Historical Background B. Religion C. Speech D. Press E. Assembly & Petition VI. Second Amendment A. A History of Widespread Firearms Ownership B. The Wild West C. Urban America D. After Columbine E. The Present Debate VII. Rights of the Accused A. First, Some More Law 101 B. AM IV-”...unreasonable searches and seizures…” C. AMs V & XIV-”due process” D. AM VI-trial E. AM VIII- “...cruel and unusual… VIII. Living Constitution vs. Original Intent A. Progressivism-the Administrative State B. Judicial & Regulatory Activism C. ‘60s Heyday D. Conservative Reaction E. Today ← ←8/30/13 ←jbp

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