The Making of America Seminar

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The Making of America is an exciting look at the ingenious system of self-government that America's Founding Fathers discovered and then beautifully wove into a written Constitution. We begin by taking a look at the colonization of and the first permanent settlements in America, including Jamestown and Plymouth. We discuss what the Founders learned as they studied the civilizations of the past and how they implemented the correct principles of government they discovered. We trace the early days of the original 13 colonies from the writing of the Declaration of Independence to the signing of the Constitution of the United States. We discuss the key personalities and major topics in the Constitutional Convention and then discuss many of the provisions in the US Constitution itself.

The Making of America is a refreshing look at the solid political and economic principles from the Preamble to the Twenty-seventh Amendment. You learn, perhaps for the first time, how nearly every problem in America today can be solved by restoring these successful concepts.

What's included?

  • 12 Lessons
  • Downloadable Seminar Discussion Guide
Meet the instructor

Bill Norton

Bill Norton is a public speaker and author on the fundamental, natural law principles of liberty and the U.S. Constitution. He has co-authored three books, The Miracle of America: Birth of a Nation, Speaking the Language of Liberty, and Behind the Bill of Rights: Timeless Principles that Make it Tick. He has been working with the National Center for Constitutional Studies, or NCCS, for 16 years updating educational material on the Constitution. He has been a presenter for the organization for 13 years, presenting NCCS's Making of America seminar in more than 40 states, including 2 state legislatures.

He is the former chairman of the Arizona State Constitutional Commemoration Committee, and the co-founder of Constitution Week USA, the largest celebration on the Constitution in the nation. He is a recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

Bill is currently employed writing civics curriculum as a Visiting Scholar at Bellevue University, is an instructor and member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Self Governance, and has owned and operated a contracting company in Arizona for over 30 years.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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