This class presents students with an overview of the most important provisions of the U.S. Constitution, and cases of the United States Supreme Court interpreting them. The tripartite nature of the federal government is discussed in historical context, as are concepts of U.S. federalism and the notion that the federal government is one of delegated powers. The class will also acquaint students with rudimentary aspects of U.S. Administrative Law. Finally, students will be introduced to some of the individual rights found in the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, with a special emphasis on the protection of liberty and equality rights through an analysis of milestone decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.