Our Amazing Constitution
with Michael Newbrough, Ph.D.
An introduction to the unique governmental system created by the U.S. Constitution of 1787. We will explore the principles and operation of the separation of powers, federalism, individual rights, and representative democracy—all original experiments at the time! We will also examine how and why it has been modified over the last two centuries, and the political crises we face today. This is the basic civics class that should be familiar to all American students, but which will be far more understandable and relevant to those who have lived under its umbrella for many decades. Current events and class discussions included. Pocket Constitutions will be supplied.
Instructor: Michael Newbrough, Ph.D.
Michael holds a BA in French and an MA in Political Science from the Univ. of Nevada, and a PhD in Political Science from the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, and was a Fulbright Scholar (graduate study in International Relations) at l’Université de Paris. He was a professor in the Dep’t of Economics, History, and Political Science at Palomar College in San Marcos, Calid. for 30 years. He has found refuge in Anacortes for the last 15 years.
Oct 17 - Nov 21st, 2019
Thu for 6 weeks from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Anacortes Middle School
2202 M Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221 Get directions