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    User Clip: Individual Rights and the Early American Colonies

    Emory University Law Professor John Witte discussed the governments that the early American colonies set up and the individual rights that were provided to colonists.

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    User Clip: Mayflower: Pilgrims

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, published by Viking. He read from his book and talked about the history of Plymouth Colony, founded in the west of present-day Massachusetts in 1620. Mr. Philbrick detailed the complex relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanaog Indians, describing the first Thanksgiving celebration and the early years in New England as peaceful. He explained that over 50 years after the Pilgrims settled, the Indians waged war against them beginning with the burning of Springfield and King Philip’s War. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions.

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    User Clip: King Philip's War

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, published by Viking. He read from his book and talked about the history of Plymouth Colony, founded in the west of present-day Massachusetts in 1620. Mr. Philbrick detailed the complex relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanaog Indians, describing the first Thanksgiving celebration and the early years in New England as peaceful. He explained that over 50 years after the Pilgrims settled, the Indians waged war against them beginning with the burning of Springfield and King Philip’s War. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions.

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    User Clip: Washington Journal Example

    John Fund and Kristen Clarke on Voting Rights and Campaign 2018 National Review columnist John Fund and Kristen Clarke of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law discussed allegations of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm elections.

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    User Clip: Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Infrastructure

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to examine how transportation infrastructure needs would evolve with the development of autonomous vehicles. Witnesses included state and local transportation officials as well as researchers working on autonomous vehicle development. They discussed the challenges adding autonomous vehicles to American roads would present for infrastructure planning as well as potential solutions for those problems.

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    User Clip: Connecticut's Old State House

    Sally Whipple talked about the historic events that happened inside Connecticut’s Old State House, including the 1814 Hartford Convention. The three-fifths compromise and Louisiana Purchase were addressed at the convention. Ms. Whipple also talked about the Amistad trial, which was held in the Old State house in 1839.

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    User Clip: Federalism and the 10th Amendment

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh explained the concept of federalism and how the 10th Amendment to the Constitution protects state authority.

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    User Clip: Dissenters at the Constitutional Convention

    Jeffrey Rosen talks about the dissenters who did not sign the Constitution and the Constitutional Convention.

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    User Clip: National Constitution Center Signer's Hall

    Jeffrey Rosen gave a tour of the permanent exhibit of 42 bronze statues of America’s Founding Fathers, and talked about the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

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    User Clip: Constitutional Convention of 1787

    Professor Jack Rakove talked about some of the issues debated during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, such as the number of representatives for each state and the method of presidential elections. He described the arguments put forth by James Madison and how delegates tried to reach compromises despite competing State interests. This class was from a course called “The Constitution: A Brief History.”

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