Institute for American Studies (IFAS) announces a series of classes where participants will learn and discuss the Constitution in an apolitical, factual and entertaining format. The program will take place once a week for four weeks in Dickson, beginning Jan. 7 at the Renaissance Center.

IFAS is founded by James “X” Lucas, a seasoned business executive who worked for Fortune 500 companies and served in leadership roles within the health care industry. Additionally, Lucas has a life-long passion for American history, which led him to create and launch IFAS as a way of bringing nonpartisan education of the U.S. Constitution to communities where people work and live.

Classes meet once a week over a four-week period. Each week participants will discuss different topics including, the genius of the Forefathers, content and purpose of the Constitution, 27 Amendments, and landmark cases and interpretation.

“The goal of this program is to bring these teachings to communities where citizens can gather to learn and discuss the foundation of how our great country was founded,” says Lucas. “This course is based solely on facts of how we became the United States of America and does not reflect a political party. I have created this program to be a fun and easy format as we discuss the most important documents ever written, and I am excited to launch our first session in Dickson.”

To learn more, watch a video from Lucas, and enroll in the program, visit: or call 615-804-9662.  The program is $100 per person, and participants will select a Tuesday or Thursday evening. Class size is limited, and no prior education is required. The program is designed for ages 16 and older.


  • Starting Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, repeats every week on Tuesday until Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Starting Thursday, January 9th, 2020, repeats every week on Thursday until Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Tennessee Renaissance Center

855 Highway 46 S
Dickson, TN 37055


James X Lucas

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