Thank you! You are now enrolled in “Western Heritage.”

You will receive a link to the first lecture by email in a few moments.

We are often asked — why does Hillsdale offer this course for free?

Hillsdale offers this course, and others like it, free of charge because every American should understand the principles and institutions set forth in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Today the principles of limited government and personal liberty underlying those documents are under attack. To defend and restore these principles, Americans should study and understand them as our Founders did.

While the course is offered for free, it is not without cost to Hillsdale College. Hillsdale refuses every penny of taxpayer-funded government support (even indirectly in the form of student grants and loans) so that it can remain truly independent. Instead, the College counts on the generosity of Americans who love liberty and want to see it restored in America.

Will you make a tax-deductible donation today to help educate more Americans?

Your gift will help Hillsdale teach more Americans with its free online courses.

Special offer: For a gift of $100 or more, you will receive a copy of the course companion textbook, Western Heritage: A Reader.

Yes! I want to ensure that more Americans are educated about our nation’s heritage.

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