Virtually any written framework for government can serve as a limit on that government’s powers and reach, by virtue of listing and describing its powers. The United States Constitution and Bill of Rights is unique because of the extent to which, and specificity by which, these two foundational documents explicitly limit the powers of the national government, delegating powers to both the states and individuals. This Seminar will provide an opportunity to study the American idea of limited government, our ongoing debates over where these limits appear and how they function, and how we’ve changed them over the centuries.
All registered attendees will also receive a physical copy of TAH.org’s upcoming Core Documents volume on the Bill of Rights, a central feature of American constitutional limited government.
Attend this program and the two others in this three-day sequence and be eligible to earn 1 graduate credit in American History and Government (AHG) from Ashland University, with a $200 fee and completion of an additional assignment. This credit is transferrable to any university or can be used as part of the Master of Arts in American History and Government program from AU. Details will be sent to all registrants, along with information on how to register for this additional opportunity.
Discussion Leader: Dr. Jason Stevens, Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics at Ashland University