The Constitution in American History

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2023
This seminar will examine the political and legal history of the U.S. Constitution, with an eye toward considering how ordinary people have fought to participate in the acts of constitutional amendment and interpretation. Readings will focus on constitutional conventions, alternative constitutions, constitutional amendments, U.S. Supreme Court cases, and the constitutional objectives of political movements, across history, and across the political spectrum.