Constitution 101: The Meaning & History of the Constitution

One of the greatest gifts God has given Americans is our freedom. Even with all the turmoil and oppression we see in the world around us, we still too often take these freedoms for granted.

The U.S. Constitution is the key document that secures your freedoms as an American citizen. After the Bible, it is the single most important document in the world. But far too few Americans truly know exactly what it says, and what freedoms it protects.

In the fight to preserve our freedoms, our greatest enemy is ignorance. That’s why Hillsdale College is dedicated to educating Americans about this critical document.

Hillsdale College offers its most popular course, Constitution 101 for FREE! Study and understand the Constitution like never before in Hillsdale College’s online course, Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution.

Enroll in Constitution 101 for FREE

Taught by the same professors who teach on Hillsdale College’s campus, Constitution 101 is the course that every Hillsdale student must take to graduate, regardless of their major. Hillsdale is one of the only colleges in America — outside of the military academies — that requires every student to take a course on the Constitution.

The free Constitution 101 course is delivered via email, with one lesson per week for 10 weeks. Each lesson features lively teaching and discussion boards, suggested readings, weekly quizzes, and more. Lectures and other course materials, once released according to schedule, are archived to view at your convenience. Take the Final Quiz and Receive a “Certificate of Completion.” Click here for course schedule.

Become an expert on the document that secures and preserves your freedom — the U.S. Constitution. Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

Did You Know…? Hillsdale College currently offers two free online courses and one mini-course on the U.S. Constitution.

Each course contains weekly lectures, study guides, quizzes, readings, and Q&A sessions featuring participant questions. Browse the readings for each course here.

THE U.S. CONSTITUTION: A READER – Featuring 113 essential primary source documents, THE U.S. CONSTITUTION: A READER is taught as part of the core undergraduate course on the U.S. Constitution at Hillsdale College. Divided into eleven sections with introductions by members of Hillsdale’s Politics Department faculty, readings cover the American founding, Civil War, Progressivism, and the rise of the administrative state. Read the book online, find study resources, and view an interactive Constitution timeline at (You can create an account to save your favorite documents, study resources, and recently viewed items.) Want your own copy? The book can be purchased on Amazon.

Please note that the above product was NOT provided for free or at a discount in exchange for a review. This item was purchased by a homeschooling family at their own expense.

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