Constitutional History I: American Revolution to 1896


Professor Joseph Hylton.

This course traces the history of American constitutional law development from the Articles of Confederation through the Civil War. Topics include the framing and ratification of the Constitution, the Alien and Sedition Acts, the landmark decisions of the Marshall Court, the constitutional ramifications of slavery, and various constitutional issues raised by the Civil War.


Exam Info:

Midterm Type (if any): None

Description: None


Final Type (if any): Flex


Flex exam at end of semester.


Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None

Mutually Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

Course Notes: 25 seats will initially be held for Law students taking the course under the LAW mnemonic, and the remainder of seats for students taking under the HIST mnemonic.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


(434) 924-7147
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M-F 8am to 4:30pm
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