New Course Added! U.S. Constitutional History

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Today we added U.S. Constitutional History, course number seven, to Our version is kind of like the opposite of what your law professor taught you.

Best of all, you can listen while driving, and ask questions in our forums.

Here are the lecture titles:

1 German and British Antecedents
Germania, Magna Charta, and the Glorious Revolution
2 Colonial Constitutionalism and the Imperial Crisis
3 The Imperial Crisis (continued)
4 The Declaration of Independence
5 Articles of Confederation and the Critical Period
6 To the Philadelphia Convention
Mt. Vernon, Annapolis, and James Madison’s Research Project
7 The Philadelphia Convention
8 Ratification
The Federalist
10 State Constitutions
e.g., Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts — but Connecticut and Rhode Island
11 The First Congress
Cabinet Departments, Judiciary Act, Bill of Rights
12 At Swords’ Point
Jefferson v. Hamilton in the Cabinet (Assumption, Bank Bill, Neutrality Proclamation)
13 Federalists off the Rails
Chisholm v. Georgia (1793), Alien and Sedition Acts, Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
14 Jeffersonians Take Command
Election of 1800/01; Repeal of the 1801 Judiciary Act
but — Pickering and Chase Impeachments; Jefferson Rejects Taylor/Pendleton Amendment Advice
15 The Marshall Court (I)
Marbury v. Madison (1803); Fletcher v. Peck (1810)
16 The Marshall Court (II)
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819); Barron v. Baltimore (1833)
17 The Missouri Crisis (1820-21)
18 The Jackson Administration
The Bank Bill Veto and a New Vision of the Presidency; The Nullification Crisis
19 Antebellum Commentaries
20 Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
21 Abraham Lincoln’s Election and the Secession Crisis
22 Mr. Lincoln’s War
Rejects Secession; Prize Cases; Federal Conscription; Paper Money; Vallandigham; Habeas Corpus
23 Reconstruction
Conquest; Abolition; 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments; Republican Governments; End of Occupation
24 The Era of Substantive Due Process
25 Progressivism
Empire (Spanish-American War); 16th Amendment; 17th Amendment; Federal Reserve; Presidential Leadership; Prohibition; 19th Amendment
26 The New Deal (I)
First New Deal; Revolution of 1937; Second New Deal
27 The New Deal (II)
Four Terms for Roosevelt; A SCUS full of New Dealers; Everson v. Ewing Township; The UN
28 The Civil Rights Movement
Smith v. AllwrightBrown v. Board I & II (1954, ’55); Cooper v. Aaron; Civil Rights Act of 1964; Voting Rights Act of 1965
29 The Warren and Burger Courts
Redistricting; Forced Busing; Criminal Law
30 The Imperial Presidency
The War Powers Act; The Unitary Executive; Torture and Congress/Treaties; The Spending Power and the Regulatory State

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