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The Constitution: A Short History (HISTORY 57)

Requirements: 
GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul
128F
Subject: 
POLISCI

(Same as HISTORY 157. History majors and others taking 5 units, enroll in 157.) A broad survey of the Constitution, from its Revolutionary origins to the contemporary disputes over interpretation. Topics include the invention of the written constitution and interpretative canons; the origins of judicial review; the Civil War and Reconstruction as constitutional crises; the era of substantive due process; the rights revolution; and the Constitution in wartime.

Course ID: 
205 553
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit