The Bill of Rights: Understanding Constitution and Your Freedoms
Date: February 2019
Duration: 7 hours 52 minutes
From free speech to fair trials, many of your rights as an American are guaranteed by the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Known as the Bill of Rights, this enduring document-along with its interpretation-continues to inspire debate and shape our lives.
But if you're like most Americans, you haven't had a chance to explore the Constitution and its fascinating history since you were a teenager. Now, The Bill of Rights: Understanding the Constitution and Your Freedoms offers you an engaging and accessible refresher led by a legal scholar and expert on the Bill of Rights.
Under the guidance of award-winning Professor David L. Hudson, Jr. , you'll begin by examining the historic development of the Bill of Rights. Then you'll turn your attention to the freedoms found in its pages. Throughout the course, Prof. Hudson uses contemporary examples to help you grasp the meaning and implications of your individual liberties.
In 19 lectures, you'll explore the deeper meaning of those liberties. Some of the most famous include freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to keep and bear arms. Others you may be less familiar with include freedom of assembly, freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances, freedom from double jeopardy, and the right to a grand jury.
Don't just know your rights. For an enjoyable, memorable, and illuminating discussion of what Madison once called "the Great Rights of Mankind," look no further.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection.