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U.S. Constitution: Videos
Learn about the history of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance today
"Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar bills and pocket change." Starring James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Hal Holbrook, Burt Reynolds, Randy Travis, Beau Bridges, Michael York, and Peter Coyote.
Explores the conflicts between the leaders of the fledgling U.S who were devoted to their country but often bitterly divided about how to proceed. Starring Peter Coyote, James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Michael York, Rob Lowe, and Hal Holbrook.
Three segments examine key constitutional concepts: 1) why the nation's framers created the Constitution; 2) protection of individual rights and the right to an attorney; 3) separation of powers.
What If We Had No Constituton?
What might our lives be like if the United States did not have the Constitution? Caroline Kennedy hosts this short video of interviews of people who lived in non-democratic cultures without constitutional protections. Presented by the Committee for Citizen Action.
At just 5'4" tall, James Madison was hardly a commanding presence, but that didn't stop him from shaping American history. He wrote most of the Constitution, all of the Bill of Rights, ...
He was a remarkable man of many achievements. Watch the video below --
America Gets A Constitution
After several failed attempts at creating a government, a 1787 convention was called to draft a new legal system for the United States. This new Constitution provided for increased federal authority while still protecting the basic rights of its citizens.