Constitution 201: The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism

Examine the Progressive rejection of the Constitution and its principles.

What caused the century-long transformation in the understanding of the American political order? And how can we restore free and constitutional government today?

Taught by Hillsdale College politics faculty, “Constitution 201: The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism” provides essential lessons on how the modern administrative state has fundamentally transformed key aspects of the American way of life, and what we risk by losing sight of the original principles established by our Founders. 

In this free, ten-lecture course, you will explore the enduring character of those self-evident truths upon which the Founders built the American political order and learn how to defend our liberties against ongoing Progressive challenges to free government. 

Join us today in studying the importance of America’s founding principles and how to restore constitutional government. 

Enroll in this free online course on the modern challenges to the Constitution today!

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Takes the student through the full context of the course subject matter. Wonderful insight into how we strayed and its consequences and offers a solution.

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