Course Description

Over 11,700 proposed amendments have been introduced in the U.S. Congress. Only 27 have been adopted. We have corrected oversights and omissions (e.g. how many terms a President may serve), we have responded to social pressure (e.g. granting women’s suffrage), we have clarified delicate situations (e.g. how do we determine if a President is unable to serve) and in one case reversed a mistake (cancelling prohibition). We all know the first 10 as “The Bill of Rights” but the stories behind all 27 are fascinating and important. Join Professor Gary Midkiff for a study of our constitutional amendments.

Dates of class July 18th and 25th.  This class will be held at the Barrington Area Library, Community Room, 505 N. Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL.




Held at the Barrington's White House.

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