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Visionary Leaders in Action: The Constitutional Convention

Course #: EDUC_715F

Semester Credits: 3

Cost: $345.00


This course transports you back to Philadelphia, and the four months of May through September 1787, where you relive the daily triumphs and tribulations experienced by the fifty-five delegates of the Constitutional Convention and other Founding Fathers, as they shape and ratify the U.S. Constitution. Feel the everyday stress, disappointments, joy, fear, and pride experienced by these men of vision, as well as their personal sacrifices beginning with the oppressive and stifling summer weather that was the worst since 1750. In addition, watch the unfolding of the U.S. Constitution and learn about the men's philosophy, logic, and sentiment behind the Preamble, Articles and Sections, as well as their reasons for ratifying it.

Learn about the dynamic personalities that went into the drafting and ratifying of the U.S. Constitution, including George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, George Mason, Robert Morris, Edmund Randolph, and Elbridge Gerry, as well as the additional ones who were champions on both the Antifederalist and Federalist sides. Whether a peacemaker or a troublemaker, each made a valiant effort in a time where there was no reference material to follow. In addition, the DVD focuses on the fascinating legacy of the genius of Benjamin Franklin and his scientific, diplomatic, and visionary contributions to the world. Pages of our Constitutional History will be brought to life with such vibrancy that you will be anxious to share these moments and emotions with your students.

Goals
a. Obtain a behind the scenes understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the philosophy, logic, and sentiment behind its wording and format.
b. Learn about the many personalities that went into the drafting and ratifying of the U.S. Constitution including their contributions, failures, triumphs, sacrifices, and anguish; with particular focus on Benjamin Franklin.
c. Learn about America 1787, and its physical and cultural elements, including the European perspective of it.
d. Learn about the many rivalries and resolutions between various political giants concerning their political and personal interests and beliefs.
e. Become familiar with the religious, financial, cultural, military, and political priorities and vision of America.

This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Early American History for the Classroom

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