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Introduction to the Constitution

Hillsdale College via Independent


The American Founders believed that the principles of the Declaration and the Constitution were not simply preferences for their own day, but were truths that the sovereign and moral people of America could always rely on as guides in their pursuit of happiness. This course considers the principles of the American Founding—which are described most famously and concisely in the Declaration of Independence—as well as key features of American government based on those principles. Led by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, the course also examines the major challenges posed by Progressivism to American constitutionalism.

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  • This course is incredibly interesting. It gave me a new view onto the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This class was able to really dive into deeper meanings. Looking back, I have a new appreciation for the founding fathers and the beginnings of America.

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