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U.S. Constitution: Videos

Learn about the history of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance today

DVDs at HCC Library

Videos are held at the Circulation Counter and may be checked out for 7 days.

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.

YouTube page with transcript for "Life Without Constitution"

James Madison: Father of the Constitution

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, ...  
and was the first U.S. President to wear trousers

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.

Annenberg Videos

These Annenberg Classroom Videos present a range of constitutional topics, including civil liberties, how a bill becomes a law, the Supreme Court, search and seizure, and internment.

The U.S. Constitution

Student Adam Goss describes the Articles of the U.S. Constitution and the Amendments.

Films on Demand - Streaming Videos

Films on Demand is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos anytime, anywhere. 

Search for "Constitution".

When you access Films on Demand from off campus, you will be prompted to log in. Please enter your UH username and password.

Examples of Films on Demand video segments:

  • Introduction to the Constitution
  • Amending the Constitution
  • The History of the Constitution
  • Constitution and the Bill of Rights
  • The U.S. Constitution: a Living Document
  • Interpreting the Constitution
  • U.S. Constitution and Religious Extremes
  • Japanese Americans: Unprotected by the U.S. Constitution
  • Race, Discrimination, Schools, and the U.S. Constitution
  • Liberty! Episode 6: Are We to Be a Nation?

Lots to see and enjoy!

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