America's Founding Documents
- 3 Credits
Gain a deeper understanding of the earliest years of the new American nation with implications for today. Students will explore three key founding documents of American political culture: the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. The historical contexts, personalities and controversies surrounding these documents will be studied, as well as the contents and implications of the documents themselves, their changing roles and interpretations throughout American history and their present impact on American civilization. NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.