Community Constitution Classes

Starting in September, Community Constitution Classes are scheduled to resume in Buena Vista using Thomas Jefferson & James Madison’s Guide to Teaching and Understanding the Constitution” on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Classes are held downtown at the George Washington Center for Constitutional Studies (GWCCS), 2271 Sycamore Avenue, Suite B, Buena Vista, Virginia.  The classes are based on how Thomas Jefferson and James Madison said the Constitution should be taught at the opening of the University of Virginia. See  Additional topics discussed are "All Men Are Created Equal," "The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution," and other topics related to the principles of the American Founding.

The Basic Constitution Study Outline:

Introduction; John Locke and his “Essay Concerning to True Original, Extent and End of Civil Government”

Algernon Sidney and his “Discourses Concerning Government”

Thomas Jefferson and “The Declaration of Independence”

James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and “The Federalist Papers”:  Part I

“The Federalist Papers”: Part II

George Washington and his “Farewell Address;” Conclusion

Class members who attend will receive a complementary printed and bound copy of the Guide. See:

To register or inquire, email [email protected]

We hope you can join us.