Through The Constitution

I am not a lawyer or a politician, nor am I a member of a political party. I am an American citizen, born and raised in Chicago, who wants the best for his country and desires that it be a blessing to the world.

These studies are non-partisan. I want to teach American History through the lenses of its governing document. We will look at America’s history through the eyes of the Founding Fathers and the Amenders. The original Constitution was written in 1787, but the Amendments span over 200 years – 1791 through 1992. The Amendments, when considering the dates they went into effect and their content, give a unique insight into what Americans were facing at the time. We will learn what the Constitution says and why it says it? What were the founders and amenders trying to solve? Did they solve them? Did they fail to foresee future problems?

America was only twelve years old when the Constitution was first written. As America grew older, it faced many unresolved national issues of its youth, and Americans wrote their remedies in the form of Amendments. The Constitution and its Amendments tell the story of America: It represents who we are as a people, where we came from, and stands as a guide to where we’re going.

Join me as I go line-by-line through America’s governing document.

WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES…DO ORDAIN AND ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The Preamble: One Sentence that Changed World History
We The People: Civil Discussion
The Potters of the Constitutional Clay

IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION…

The Relationship of the Colonies before 1776
The Early Relationship Between the New Independent States
The Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
Lincoln vs. Davis

…ESTABLISH JUSTICE…

Justice is The Foundation of Civil, Commercial, and Individual Relationships
Justice for Foreigners
Justice for Americans
Justice for All

…INSURE DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY…

Tranquility In Relation To Foreigners
Tranquility In Relation to Americans


PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENCE

The Common Defense