HIST 4463 U.S. Bill of Rights (Fall: 3 )
In 1791 the Bill of Rights were added to the United States Constitution. Aimed at protecting citizens' rights and liberties, they have alternately expanded and contracted throughout our history, largely because statements alone cannot guarantee rights and the proper role of government. Some groups within American society have sought to limit and others have worked to expand the reach of the Bill of Rights. This very issue has often divided the Supreme Court of the United States. These historic debates about how best to interpret and protect the rights of Americans are the focus of this course.
Instructor(s): Alan Rogers
Last Updated: 22-Feb-14