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The Constitution As A Covenant With Death 2021

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STARTMon., Apr. 19, 2021
1:00 PM
ENDMon., Apr. 19, 2021
4:15 PM
CLE 3 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
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Americans celebrate the Founders' ability to compromise that made up the Constitution of the United States. In this unique look at the Constitution, we will look at the nature of the compromises and the long term effects they have had on the civil rights of Americans throughout our history. Is the Constitution the shining beacon that Philadelphia's Constitution Center celebrates? Or is it, as William Lloyd Garrison once called it, "A Covenant with Death"?

Topics to be discussed.

The Making of the Constitution

The Constitution as the first battle of the Civil War
James Madison's Initial Plan
The Compromises of the Constitution, including the 3/5th Compromise, the Electoral College, and the makeup of the U.S. Senate
The Initial Results of these Compromises

The Civil War
The Cause of the Civil War. (Clue - it rhymes with "bravery")
Lincoln and abolition
William Lloyd Garrison
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Gettysburg Address
The 13th Amendment

Reconstruction to Today
Dred Scott
Plessy v. Ferguson
Brown v. Board of Education
Speeches by John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Barack Obama


All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. Course materials are not available for separate purchase but a printed copy is available to attendees for $40. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637.

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David P. Cross Esq. Indispensable Leadership
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