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Learner Reviews & Feedback for America's Written Constitution by Yale University

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An introduction to the main themes of the American Constitution—popular sovereignty, separation of powers, federalism, and rights....

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Jan 6, 2017

Awesome!! Even for a History major like myself it was incredibly thought provoking and extremely well taught. I only wish every American received this level of instruction on The Constitution.


Jun 23, 2020

I highly recommend this course, specially for people keen on law and history. The lecturer makes the lessons very easy to follow, and the content is interesting and very relevant nowadays.

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By Day T

Nov 23, 2020

Excellent! I took this course with my son who is 14 - We used it as part of his HS Curriculum and completed the course. I have a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History, and this is the best course I have taken that has anything to do with Constitutional foundations. A++ This "free course" is absolutely wonderful - I am happy we are heading in a direction for equal access to education. Well Done, Professor, with my humblest thank you.

By Roy S

Jul 9, 2017

Outstanding course, motivated and dedicated professor eager to teach what he loves. I learned a great deal from this course and hope many others will take it to learn more about the law of our land. The videos were excellent, and the supplementary information was extremely helpful. I love the format of this course, and the presentations tied into a textbook. I highly recommend this course to all US Citizens!

By Jennifer M

May 17, 2020

Prof. Amar's obvious passion for and particular insight into the Constitution (and the conditions into which it and the amendments were created) made this such an enjoyable and informed journey. I always felt my lack of knowledge of the Constitution was a hole in my knowledge - and my civic responsibility. That hole has begun to be filled. Thank you!

By Andres J

Jan 27, 2020

This was an excellent course to get a detailed understanding of the U.S. Constitution. Every American citizen should take this course, as it's vital to know the country's history and how the "Law of the Land" was created. Even if you're not an American, it's a great course! The writing element was my favorite part.

By Tarey L K

Sep 30, 2015

This was a wonderful course & Professor Amar made it both informative and enjoyable. The only problem I had was that the sound was just too low. I had to put my computer audio on 100% and it was still not up to conversation or lecture level. Thank you, Professor Amar, for a very interesting course.

By Catherine L

Oct 16, 2017

This course and Professor Amar gave me incredible perspective on the origins and meaning of the US Constitution. I wish every US citizen would take this course and anyone interested in what it takes to create and hold a democracy. I am looking forward the sequel America's Unwritten Constitution.

By MaryKate M

Apr 10, 2016

Even with a few bumps in the coursework, I felt the information was interesting, enlightening and I appreciated the time I put into the class - it was not wasted. I will certainly be a better classroom teacher for having taken the class, and I look forward to the next "Unwritten" class as well.

By Rose G

Dec 24, 2015

Of the three courses I have completed I have enjoyed this one the most and Professor Akhil Amar

kept me interested all the way through in a subject I knew so little about, I look forward to studying

the Unwritten Constitution in the New Year

Thank you very much for allowing me to study this

By S. J W

Sep 9, 2018

Most enjoyable and informative course on OUR Constitution. Every American, or every person curious about the longevity of the U.S. system of governing, should take this course. I have saved text and refer to frequently.

Considering taking the course again next year.

By Mel W

Jun 2, 2020

I really enjoyed it...learned a great deal and some interesting angles on the reasons for some of the Amendments. I read the book a while ago, so it was nice to hear him speak. I am going to reread the book. I also want to read his book on The Bill of Rights.

By Mariana A B

May 24, 2020

Professor Amar is just excellent and absolutely amazing! He gives a very detailed explanation about the subjects and makes it easy to learn and understand. An eye opening learning process. I definetely recomend this course.

By Bento V F N

Oct 16, 2015

This course is a fantastic tool to understand the principles that bind the American society since the begining of its existence. I feel very honored to complete this marvelous MOOC. Thank you all for the opportunity.

By Selin L

May 30, 2020

ı do really love this course , it fully encouraged me to learn America's written constitution .I will definitely take the second part . thanks for everything especially Professor Amar to create a significant course

By Chandra V R

Jun 11, 2017

Amazing course with a very well balanced and non political approach to providing very fundamental insights into the American Constitution. Would look forward tot taking more courses offered by Professor Amar

By Shivjeet P

Sep 24, 2020

This was a wonderful course! I had a remarkable and memorable experience learning from the renowned Akhil Amar. As someone who is very interested in Indian Constitutional Law, this has broadened my horizons!

By Akhila r G

Mar 22, 2019

this course has given me the great view of Written constitution of USA and how my country India Constitution took this model WRITTEN constitution from USA and has implemented similarly

By darioworld

Apr 6, 2020

Great Professor from a top University, great videos and bonus materials, if you want to understand more about the US Constitution this is the course for you. I am glad I have done it.

By Sabrina C

Aug 7, 2020

I very much enjoyed this course. Professor Amar is clearly a leading expert in the Constitution, and he provides substantial evidence for every claim he makes.

By Abdullah

Feb 18, 2017

The Professor is very knowledgeable and very passionate about the subject! I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in law or politics.

By Dunyamali B

May 12, 2017

Absolutely great professor, marvelous methods of study and providing by Coursera is too sufficient. Thanks Coursera for such a sacred academician.

By Ib S P

Mar 6, 2021

Loved the course, great content, great prof., very inspiring - the only "minus" would be that it took some time to the written assignment marked.

By Biagio A M

Jun 29, 2020

Eccellente ! Esposizione dei temi estremamente chiara, con un Professore che è riuscito a farmi appassionare ancora di più alla materia . Grazie

By Curtis S

May 27, 2022

Outstanding! I wish everyone would take this engaging course to learn about our governement and to become a better, mre informed citizen!

By Mallory R

Sep 8, 2020

This course is very engaging. You will learn so much about the history of the constitution as well as how it ties to current events.