U.S. Constitutional History: The First Congress

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LibertyClassroom.com is happy to share the first fifteen lectures in our course on U.S. Constitutional History, taught by Kevin Gutzman, author of James Madison and the Making of America and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, and Brion McClanahan, author of The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers.

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  1. German and British Antecedents
  2. Colonial Constitutionalism
  3. The Imperial Crisis
  4. The Declaration of Independence
  5. Articles of Confederation and the Critical Period
  6. To the Philadelphia Convention
  7. The Philadelphia Convention
  8. Ratification
  9. The Federalist
  10. State Constitutions
  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, Alien and Sedition Acts, Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
  14. Jeffersonians Take Command
  15. The Marshall Court, Part I

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