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ClassGraphic Debates among our Founders as to what the Constitution should say about freedom of speech, religion, separation of powers, slavery, right to bear arms and many other issues began well before the Constitution was adopted and have continued throughout our history. In this study group, we will ask ourselves these questions: What is the origin of our Constitution and where do the words come from? What were the key debates and compromises? Who were the heroes? How did our leaders grapple with early challenges to the new Constitution to form “a more perfect union”? Our guide for discussing our constitutional history will be The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840 by Akhil Amar (Basic Books, 2021). Reading will be 40-50 pages per week. Come and actively participate in our conversation about the creation and consolidation of the American Constitution.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Gordon Mallett2.James Roselle 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/9/2023 - 6/8/2023 Weekly - Thu 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map James Roselle  ; Gordon Mallett 
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