Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution

Learn the meaning of the Constitution and the principles of American government in this new version of Hillsdale's most popular course.

The United States Constitution was designed to secure the natural rights proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence. Signed by Constitutional Convention delegates on September 17, 1787—Constitution Day—it was ratified by the American people and remains the most enduring and successful constitution in history. This course examines the political theory of the American Founding and subsequent challenges to that theory throughout American history.

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Learn from Hillsdale College professors as they teach the principles and history of American constitutionalism.

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