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Our Curious Constitution

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Our Constitution is a remarkable but very curious document.  It does not contain terms that we would generally expect to find in it such as: “separation of powers”, “federalism” and “checks and balances.”  But, it does have several peculiar provisions such as: “corruption of blood,” “letters of marque and reprisal" and “bills of attainder.”  In this course we will examine the Constitution through this unique prism.  Using the Framers’ own words and modern-day examples, we will analyze the structure and the wording of the Constitution.  Attendees should expect to obtain a deeper understanding and appreciation of this fascinating document.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

W&M Kaplan Arena

Michael Kerley 



Please read:  Reading: Suggested: America's Constitution - A Biography by Akhil Reed Amar. The Constitution - An Introduction by Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 03/06/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/20/2019 - 3/13/2019 Weekly - Wed 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Williamsburg, W&M Kaplan Arena  Map Michael Kerley