The Oath

The federal government in the early days of the nation was weak and ineffective. Citizens actually rebelled against the power of the central government by taking up arms. President George Washington knew that he needed to do something. What started as a discussion in Annapolis, ended with a new Constitution. How did the addition of the Bill of Rights impact the ratification of the Constitution? And with these rights, how is Good Order and Discipline in the military and naval service impacted. How did the Captain's ability to prescribe "Bread and Water" punishment and restricted political speech in the service interplay with a citizen sailor's rights regarding Cruel and Unusual Punishment and Free Speech?

What is The Oath?

What is the connection between the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the U.S. Constitution with the Bill of Rights. What are your "rights" as a Naval Officer? Do you still have rights under the Constitution?

This series of podcasts goes in depth on these questions and more. History, Political Science, Cyber, and Law Professors break down how you are impacted by these documents, and they tell you what you should know in order to do your jobs, and to be a citizen of the United States of America.