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Center for the Study of American Constitutionalism


The Center's mission is to explore the meaning of liberty in the American constitutional system, with specific emphasis on the Founders' commitment to limited and responsible government that promotes individual liberty, free markets, and a strong national defense. We seek to produce publications that examine these issues and to enhance the educational opportunities for Utah State students interested in these issues.

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Director: Anthony Peacock,; (435) 797-1314


Director Biography:

Anthony A. Peacock is professor and department head in the Political Science Department at Utah State University. He is also the Director of USU’s Center for the Study of American Constitutionalism. Peacock has published numerous books, including most recently Vindicating the Commercial Republic: The Federalist on Union, Enterprise, and War (Lexington Books, 2018), How to Read The Federalist Papers (The Heritage Foundation, 2010), Freedom and the Rule of Law (Lexington Books, 2010), and Deconstructing the Republic: Voting Rights, the Supreme Court, and the Founders’ Republicanism Reconsidered (The AEI Press, 2008). Peacock has also published many articles, book chapters, and book reviews on American law and politics. He has provided media commentary on national and state politics and has lectured on American politics and law both nationally and internationally. He served for four years on the Utah Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and also served on the Advisory Board of the “Coalition of Freedom” for the National Constitution Center. At Utah State Peacock teaches courses in public law, political theory, and national security.