Constitution Course, Hillsdale College

Constitution Course, Hillsdale College

Several Constitution courses are available from Hillsdale College as free online self-study courses, along with history, economics, and other subjects.

Constitution We the People 150x150The free courses do not earn college credit, but you can study at your own pace and earn a Constitution course completion certificate, by passing an open book exam of multiple choice questions.

Each self-study video lesson is about 30 to 45 minutes long.  You can watch online or download the lesson.

Constitution Course Agenda

Introduction to the Constitution includes:
Part 1:  The Declaration and the Constitution,
Part 2: The Constitution: Representative Government,
Part 3: The Constitution: Separation of Powers and Limited Government, and
Part 4: Bureaucratic Versus Constitutional Government.

Constitution 101, The Meaning & History of the Constitution, includes:
Part 1: The American Founding: Revolutionary or Conservative?
Part 2: The Theory of the Declaration and the Constitution
Part 3: The Problem of Majority Tyranny and the Necessity of Union
Part 4: Consent of the Governed and the Separation of Powers
Part 5: To Secure These Rights: Economics, Religion and Character
Part 6: Crisis of the Constitution: Slavery and Secession
Part 7: The Progressive Rejection of the Principles of the Declaration
Part 8: The Progressive Assault on the Constitution
Part 9: The Administrative State Today
Part 10: Modern Conservatism and the Constitution

Other related courses are available for further study.

In many states, notaries are required to take a constitutional oath of office, along with other public officials.  These free online courses help students learn more about the history of the Constitution, and how our federal government powers, control, bureaucracy and administration have changed over the years, and continue to change.

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Constitution Course Reference Documents

Declaration of Independence

US Constitution

Bill of Rights

Hillsdale College, located in Hillsdale, Michigan, was founded in 1844.  It is an independent, coeducational, residential liberal arts college.  It has an undergraduate student body of about 1400 students.

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