Academy of Lifelong Learning

BASIC INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, PART II

BASIC INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, PART II

Social Science

Conway Gregory

 

Conway Gregory

Mondays, March 18 – April 22 (six weeks) 4:15 – 5:30 pm
Lecture/Discussion

Since it’s ratification, the U.S. Constitution has provided a stable frame- work of government for a dynamic, growing, and consistently evolving society. Unfortunately, for decades historians and political scientists have lamented about the lack of basic knowledge many college graduates have about the U.S. Constitution. In a recent survey, 47% of college graduates did not know that U.S. Senators are elected to six year terms and U.S. Representatives are elected to two year terms. This course will explore, in two parts, the underly- ing principles of the U.S. Constitution. Part II will focus on discussing the 27 Amendments in the U.S. Constitution that have changed and shaped our individual rights and the responsibilities of the federal government and the 50 state governments since 1790. By the end of both sessions, participants should have an understanding of how the Constitution was intended to work and the problems it was meant to resolve. Participants should bring a copy of the U.S. Constitution to each class.

CONWAY GREGORY is a retired educator and municipal manager. He taught history and political science courses at Dalton State College and Ches- apeake College for 30 years and was Town Manager of a Delaware municipal- ity for five years. Since 2016, he has taught three courses about Presidential campaigns and the Vice-Presidency as well as being one of five instructors sharing a course about their Revolutionary War ancestors in the WC-ALL program.