OSHR 3063 - "The Federalist Papers’" America’s Political Question: Meaning and Intent of the Constitution? (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Considering how significant the question of the original meaning and intent of the Constitution continues to be, it is surprising that "The Federalist Papers" don’t play a more central role in these discussions. The principle architect of the Constitution and two of its most ardent supports in the Constitutional Convention wrote 85 papers for the sole purpose of presenting the most compelling case possible for the rejection of America’s original constitution, the Articles of Confederation, and for its replacement by the Constitution.

This lecture and discussion will consider the Constitution’s meaning and intent according to these writings by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.