Students will gain interesting and relevant examples of how each amendment in the Bill of Rights applies to day-to-day life.
Course is created for a general audience and no special knowledge is needed. If you have some background in American history, you will still find new insights here.
Do you want to understand what makes America different from every other nation, while having fun? Learn why the U.S. Bill of Rights is a unique document in world history. I uncover each of the first 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights using stories, pros and cons, and practical takeaways. At the end, you can take a test to see what you've learned.
Most of all, you will gain an appreciation of how insightful and prescient the founding fathers were in avoiding the pitfalls of other republics in designing their masterpiece. Each amendment is approached from the perspectives of American history, civics and law. Whether you know nothing about the Bill of Rights or you are a seasoned pro, I guarantee you will gain a lot from this course. It's an hour packed with facts and insights from my 30 years of teaching. It could have been 20 hours, but it's not meant to be exhaustive. Rather, I chose to distill these carefully to maximize your learning in the time you spend.
Who this course is for:
Anyone who wants to understand why the US Bill of Rights is unique in the history of the world. The lectures are short and to the point -- designed for people who want an everyday understanding of this crucial foundation of American life.
Robert F. Galante Jr. taught AP American history and law for 30 years in the public schools of New Jersey, distinguishing himself with accolades and a demonstrable record of creativity. Founder of The History Dr., LLC and author of a children's book, "The Wagon Train," Bob has dedicated his life to making history accessible and relevant in people's lives.