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U.S. Constitution: Origins and Creations

Dates:April 5 - May 10, 2024
Meets:F from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location:USA - University Commons 115
Cost: $55.00

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The Constitution of the United States is one of the most important and revered documents in history. Our national memory is largely built around the work of a small group of "Founding Fathers" sequestered in a room in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When they emerged, the document was done, merely awaiting ratification, so we tend to assume. This course will explore the ideas that those men brought to the convention as well as the processes, including ratification, that produced the working document that has become the foundation of our government.
Fee: $55.00

USA - University Commons 115

USA Center for Continuing Education
University Commons Suite 5000
75 South University Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36608
Mobile, AL 36608

University Commons is located on University Blvd next to Old Shell Road.
Class will take place in Center for Continuing Education Suite Room 115.

Norman Byrd

Rick Byrd was born in Pensacola, Florida (his grandfather was a native of Baldwin County). Rick graduated with a B.A. in History from Huntingdon College, an M.A. in History from Vanderbilt University, and an Ed.M. in Education from Harvard University. He taught for 40 years in independent preparatory schools in Tennessee and Georgia. His Master's work was in Borderlands History, specifically the Old Southwest. His fields of specialization have been U.S. Colonial History, U.S. Middle Period History, and U.S. Economic History. Most recently he has been involved in researching the Battle of Saipan in World War II.
Date Day Time Location
04/05/2024Friday1 PM to 2:30 PM USA - University Commons 115
04/12/2024Friday1 PM to 2:30 PM USA - University Commons 115
04/19/2024Friday1 PM to 2:30 PM USA - University Commons 115
04/26/2024Friday1 PM to 2:30 PM USA - University Commons 115
05/03/2024Friday1 PM to 2:30 PM USA - University Commons 115
05/10/2024Friday1 PM to 2:30 PM USA - University Commons 115