Legal History

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Spring 2013 Seminar
Meets: W 2:00pm - 4:00pm
2 classroom credits

This course will trace the development of the American legal and political system from 1776 to 1865. We will discuss the formation of state constitutions and the Federal Constitution , slavery and law, the development of American private law, the “Revolution of 1800” and the “Age of Jefferson” , the mechanisms of westward expansion, the “Age of Jackson, and the coming of the Civil War.

Note: This course is cross-listed at FAS as History 1405: The American Republic: From the Revolution to Disunion: Conference Course.

Subject Areas: Legal History .