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This course will highlight the construction and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution through the centuries. You'll learn the history behind the Constitution, cases that formed important precedent, and how changes in interpretation have been dependent on shifts in cultural and political climate as well as the composition of the Supreme Court. We'll start with an overview of the Constitution where we'll consider questions such as "Why the Constitution?" and "What function does the Constitution serve?" Next we'll examine how the Constitution and its subsequent interpretation established the powers of the federal, legislative, and judicial branches of government and allocated powers to the states. Join me as we look at the questions both raised and answered by the Constitution and those that interpret it! By the end of this course, you should be able to: - Describe how the structure of the United States government has been shaped by both the text of the Constitution and by subsequent interpretation and practice of political actors in all branches of government - Illustrate compromises found in the Constitution by citing examples and historic background - Articulate the importance of key cases such as Marbury v. Madison, McCullough v. Maryland, and Lochner v. New York - Explain how the outcome of cases is often dependent upon the current cultural and political climate as well as the composition of the court by citing particular cases and important shifts in the court's jurisprudence - Assess the relative suitability of various approaches to constitutional interpretation and analysis...
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Welcome - Let's Get Started

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Reading
2 vidéos (Total 15 min), 3 lectures
Video2 vidéos
Course Introduction2 min
Reading3 lectures
Welcome Message10 min
Course Overview10 min
The Constitution of the United States of America10 min
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Lecture 1 - Why the Constitution?

In this module, we'll examine two facets of the critical question, "Why the Constitution?" First we'll answer the question, "what functions does the Constitution perform?" We'll then consider the question, "why achieve these functions in the form of a written Constitution?"...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 73 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Creating a Federal Government14 min
Allocating Power16 min
The Bill of Rights19 min
Why a Written Constitution?10 min
Reading1 lecture
Recommended Readings10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 1: Why the Constitution?20 min
Week
2
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Lecture 2 - The Federal Judicial Power

What is the authority of judicial review? Why is it important? If the federal judiciary can declare a statute or action unconstitutional, what checks are there on this power? These are several of the questions we will endeavor to answer in this module....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 112 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Marbury v. Madison - Part 116 min
Marbury v. Madison - Part 212 min
Constitutional Limits on the Judiciary - Part 117 min
Constitutional Limits on the Judiciary - Part 214 min
Interpretive Limits on the Judiciary16 min
Statutory and Political Limits on the Judiciary16 min
Reading1 lecture
Recommended Readings10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 2: The Federal Judicial Power18 min
Week
3
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Lecture 3 - The Federal Legislative Power

In this module we will consider three major questions: 1.How did McCullough vs. Maryland shape the power of the legislature? 2. What are the major powers of the Congress under the Constitution? 3. To what extent do states limit the power of the Congress?...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 130 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
The Commerce Clause - Part 114 min
The Commerce Clause - Part 217 min
The Commerce Clause - Part 320 min
The Tax and Spend Power of Congress11 min
The Post Civil War Amendments - Part 117 min
The Post Civil War Amendments - Part 216 min
State Limits on Federal Legislative Power15 min
Reading1 lecture
Recommended Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 3: The Federal Legislative Power18 min
Week
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2 heures pour terminer

Lecture 4 - The Federal Executive Power

The central questions in this module are: 1. When can a president act without express Constitutional or Congressional authority? 2. What are the Constitutional problems posed by the federal administrative agencies? 3. What is the authority of the President with regard to foreign policy?...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 69 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
When Can a President Act? - Part 215 min
Administrative Agencies13 min
Foreign Policy - Part 115 min
Foreign Policy - Part 27 min
Reading1 lecture
Recommended Readings10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 4: The Federal Executive Power14 min

Enseignant

Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law
School of Law

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