American Constitutional Principles I: From the Declaration of Independence to the American Constitution

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15 Jan at 12:00 AM

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Thomas International Online University, New Courses 2018


About this course

This course explores the principles of the American Constitution. In the first part of the course we will examine the Declaration of Independence, because this document clearly lays out the purposes of the Constitution. Next, we will discuss the basic principles of the original American Constitution as it came forth from the framers of the first part of American History. These are the four premises of republicanism: federalism, separation of powers, constitutionalism, and the extended republic. Special attention will be placed on how these doctrines reflect the aims of government established by the Declaration. Finally, we will study the ways in which these principles have changed throughout American History.

Video lectures by Dr. Christopher Wolfe

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