Uncover the dramatic story of America’s founding and the creation of the U.S. Constitution with this course. Explore the flawed and radical views of the Founding Fathers and gain a better understanding of American democracy.
The U.S. Constitution and the Founding Fathers course offers a captivating look at the formation of American democracy and the document that remains the backbone of the country’s political system. This course tells the story of America’s founding fathers, including the likes of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton, who played key roles in the creation of the U.S. Constitution.
Through this course, you will discover how the Constitution came to be, the contentious debates and negotiations that took place during its drafting and ratification, and how it endures today as the world’s oldest continually-operating instrument of government. You will also gain insight into the complex and often contradictory beliefs of the Founding Fathers, which were reflected in their radical views on what America’s new government should look like.
By delving into the lives, opinions, and deeds of the Founding Fathers, you will gain a deeper understanding of the messy and often rancorous process that led to the creation of a “more perfect union”. You will come to appreciate just how much of a miracle the U.S. Constitution is, and why it continues to be a subject of passionate debate and discussion hundreds of years later. This course offers a compelling and informative journey through the early political history of the United States, providing you with a lens through which to understand both the document under which Americans live and the people who brought it into being. It is an essential course for anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and the complex political system that remains a model for democracies around the world.