The United States is founded on the idea of equality but equality has always been elusive and has only ever been achieved through struggle, argument, and action. This course examines American history--especially the history of race, immigration, and constitutional justice--through historical analysis, democratic deliberation, and public-minded projects. It’s a history course—but a history of the present. A mix of recorded and interactive lectures, small-group meetings, and collaborative, hands-on projects. For Fall 2020 remote instruction, this course is "flex."