Lesson 1. 19th-century liberalism: political and social evolution. Napoleonic invasion and end of the Ancient Regime (1808-1814). Absolutist restoration (1814-1820). Liberal Triennium (1820-1823). Ominous Decade (1823-1833). Triumph of liberalism over the First Carlist War. Espartero regency (1841-1843). Moderate decade (1844-1855). Progressive Biennium (1854-1856). Government of the Liberal Union (1856-1863). Prelude to the revolution (1863-1868). Six revolutionary years (1868-1874). Canovista Restoration.
Lesson 2. History of Spanish constitutionalism. Political theory of the illustration and its reception in Spain. Concept of constitution. Spanish constitutionalism. Modernism. Constitution of Cádiz. Royal Statute. Constitution of 1837. Constitution of 1845. "Unborn" Constitution of 1856. Constitution of 1869. Draft Constitution of the First Spanish Republic. Constitution of 1876. Constitution of 1931.
Lesson 3. Fundamental rights and Spanish constitutionalism. Introductory texts: Bill of Rights of 1689 and declarations of human rights and those of citizens. Habeas corpus. Liberty, equality, and property. Political rights. Freedom of the press. Freedom of assembly and association. Procedural guarantees. Rights of economic contents. Guarantee of rights and their suspension. Obligations of Spaniards.
Lesson 4. Executive power (I): The monarchy and head of state. The monarchy in the Constitution of 1812. The monarchy in the texts of Modernism (constitutions of 1837 & 1845). The monarchy as head of state in the Constitution of 1869. The monarchy during the Restoration. Head of state in the Constitution of the Second Republic.
Lesson 5. Executive power (II): The government. The government in the Constitution of 1812. Ministries and Council of Ministers under Fernando VII. Formation of governments during the era of the Royal Statue. Government in the constitutions of 1837 and 1845. New ministries and administrative reorganization of the state. Government in the Constitution of 1869: institutionalization of the Council of Ministers. Government in the Constitution of 1876. Government in the Constitution of 1931.
Lesson 6. Legislative power. Courts in the Constitution of 1812. Parliament of the Royal Statute. Courts in Modernism (texts of 1837, 1845, and 1876). Courts in the Constitution of 1869. Courts in the Constitution of 1931.
Lesson 7. Judicial power. Administration of justice during the reign of Fernando VII: Suppression of the old councils. Formation of judicial power under the new constitutional order. Analysis of judicial power in various constitutional texts. Courts and the Supreme Court. Contentious-administrative jurisdiction; Contentious-Administrative tribunals and contentious-administrative chambers. Unification of jurisdictions and the Organic Law of Judicial Power of 1870. Jury Law of 1888. Judicial power during the Second Republic.
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