This course explores the development of the United States Constitution since the Civil War. Some of the nation's most troubling Constitutional issues were settled by the Civil War, but it also raised others. Who are citizens of the U.S.? What rights do they have under the Constitution? Who should protect these rights? What powers should the different branches of government have? How can these powers be exercised, and how can they be controlled? These are the major Constitutional questions since the Civil War. Students will write 2 essays and complete an online quiz.