HIS 143A or B - Constitutional History of the U.S.

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

December 2012
2010 143A-143B. Constitutional History of U.S. (4-4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. P/NP or letter grading. 143A. Origins and Development of Constitutionalism in U.S. Particular emphasis on framing of Federal Constitution in 1787 and its subsequent interpretation. Judicial review, significance of Marshall Court, and effects of slavery and Civil War on Constitution. 143B. Constitutionalism since Civil War. Particular emphasis on development of Supreme Court, due process revolution, Court and political questions, and fact of judicial supremacy within self-prescribed limits.