Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW9203
    Sched. No.: 113821684

Civil War And The Constitution*
Section 1
Nicoletti, Cynthia L.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):R, 1600-1800 (WB129)
Capacity:14 **This information is current as of 04/23/2014 06:15:10 AM**
Current Enrollment:8 **This information is current as of 04/23/2014 06:15:10 AM**
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Course Description:

This course will examine the constitutional history of the United States from 1845 to 1877, paying attention to how the U.S. Constitution shaped the Civil War, and also to how the war left its mark on the Constitution. In this seminar, we will discuss such issues as congressional power to regulate slavery in the territories, the problem of race and slavery in constitutional law, suspension of civil liberties during wartime, congressional and presidential war powers, the respective powers of the state and federal governments, and the meaning of the Reconstruction Amendments. Grades will be based on class participation and on several short papers.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Several short papers and class participation