This program was recorded on November 1st, 2022.
The U.S. Constitution is the fundamental document of our nation’s political system and the ultimate arbiter of our legal disputes. Yet we Americans do not agree on the very nature of its meaning to us. Is it a text that must be interpreted based on the original understanding at the time it was adopted? Or should it be viewed as a living document that must evolve and adapt to suit the needs of our ever-changing American society? Join Janet Woolman for a new look at the Constitution—what is its historical background and what is its future for our contentious, divided society?
Nov. 1-- Our Constitution: Its Origins and its Future Part III Bill of Rights
Janet Woolman taught history at Blake School for many years.
This series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN with the financial support of the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.