Monday, April 30, 2012

The Meaning and History of the Constitution

Some of you know I am taking the FREE online course presented by Hillsdale College: Constitution 101. This course is required for all undergraduate students at Hillsdale College and is a great way for you to refresh or learn about the Constitution that governs this country.
I really like the format of this course - each lecture is about 40 minutes and you take them at your convenience. You can register to take the course at I strongly urge you to take advantage of this free course and take advantage of this in-depth look at our founding.
About Constitution 101:
“Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution” is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College.
Featuring an expanded format from the “Introduction to the Constitution” lecture series with Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, Constitution 101 follows closely the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students.
In this course, you can:
•watch lectures from the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on campus;
•study the same readings taught in the College course;
•submit questions for weekly Q&A sessions with the faculty;
•access a course study guide;
•test your knowledge through weekly quizzes; and
•upon completion of the course, receive a certificate from Hillsdale College.

Constitution 101 Schedule:
1.The American Mind
Larry P. Arnn
2.The Declaration of Independence
Thomas G. West
3.The Problem of Majority Tyranny
David Bobb
4.Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny
Kevin Portteus
5.Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government
Will Morrisey
6.Religion, Morality, and Property
David Bobb
7.Crisis of Constitutional Government
Will Morrisey
8.Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution
Kevin Portteus
9.The Progressive Rejection of the Founding
Ronald J. Pestritto
10.The Recovery of the Constitution
Larry P. ArnnAll lessons archived–start anytime! Register at