What limits does the U.S. Constitution place on our government? Explore how our government has developed from the Constitution’s adoption on Sept. 17, 1787 through leading constitutional Supreme Court decisions. What impact have these decisions had on commerce and taxation, the contract clause, due process, equal protection and civil liberties? How have they changed our government and our country?
Get an eye-opening overview of the U.S. Congress, Presidency and Supreme Court from the context of our political process, and the ideas that inform, modify, and alter the U. S. political system, especially our citizenship, political culture, socialization, public opinion, voting patterns, political parties and competing ideologies.
Investigate the major issues and concepts that inform world politics, particularly post-1945 events. Consider the United States’ foreign policy and domestic political culture in light of World War II, the Shoah, the war in Vietnam, and the development of international organization and international law.
The Office of the President of the United States of America is often described as “the most powerful political office in the world.” What do you know about the men who have served in that office? How has the office changed since the Founding Fathers created in during the Constitutional Convention of 1787? The historical focus will be on the emergence of the Modern Presidency during the 20th century.
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