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    Landmark Supreme Court Case: Engel v. Vitale (1962)

    Deliberations over the role of religion in public life are as old as the United States itself - and, of…

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    The Green Book Travel Guide

    University of Delaware Professor Tiffany Gill talked about the Green Book, a travel guide for African…

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    The Supreme Court Decision in Timbs v. Indiana and the Incorporation of the 8th Amendment

    Institute for Justice attorney Sam Gedge discussed the Supreme Court’s recent Timbs v. Indiana…

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    Broadcast Decency

    Offensive content that appears in television or radio broadcasts can be regulated by the Federal…

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    Unprotected Speech: Obscenity

    Obscene content falls in the category of speech unprotected by First Amendment guarantees. Over the 20th…

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    Unprotected Speech: Defamation (Libel and Slander)

    While speech enjoys broad First Amendment protections in the United States, it is not an unlimited…

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    Time-Place-Manner Restrictions

    While free speech, assembly, and petition are protected under the First Amendment, the Supreme Court has…

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    Symbolic Speech

    Symbolic speech, defined as expression by conduct rather than words, has come before the United States…

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    Freedom of the Press

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Congress shall make no…

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    Assembly and Petition in and Around Federal Government Workplaces

    "Congress shall make no law...abridging...the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition…

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    Freedom of Assembly and Petition

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Congress shall make no…

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    Freedom of Speech

    The First Amendment guarantees that "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech."…

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    The Red Power Movement and the Occupation of Alcatraz

    Oklahoma State University professor Jared Eberle talked about Native American activism in the 1970s,…

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    West Virginia v. Barnette and Religious Liberties

    In 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette case…

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    Civil Liberties

    "Civil Liberties" is a broad umbrella term referring to individual freedoms and guarantees that are…

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    Civil Rights

    The broad umbrella term "civil rights" refers to legal protections founded in a commitment to equality,…

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    President Johnson: 1965 State of the Union Address

    In his second State of the Union address, President Johnson called on Americans to continue on the…

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    1968 in Images

    1968 looms large in our national memory as we remember key events that shaped the country. The Vietnam…

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    1968: America in Turmoil

    Richard Norton Smith talks about events that occurred in the U.S. in 1968 leading into the presidential…

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    1968 in Images - Sports

    Portrait Gallery historian James Barber explains images of athletes during this year including Vince…

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    1968 in Images - Culture/Counterculture

    Portrait Gallery historian James Barber explains images that reflect the culture/counterculture of 1968…

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    1968 in Images - Armed Resistance

    Portrait Gallery historian James Barber talks about images that reflect the armed resistance that was…

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    1968 in Images - Civil Rights

    Portrait Gallery historian James Barber discusses images that reflect Civil Rights including Martin…

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    The Bill of Rights

    The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, adopted as a condition of ratification, are…

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    The Establishment Clause

    The First Amendment begins "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."…

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    The Bill of Rights in Modern Times

    In this lesson, students will learn about the individual rights that are included in the Bill of Rights…

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    Civil Rights - 1966 James Meredith March Against Fear

    On June 5, 1966, James Meredith began his March Against Fear, the final march of the civil rights…

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    Legacy of the 1966 March Against Fear

    Aram Goudsouzian talks about the legacy of the Meredith March Against Fear and the Civil Rights movement.

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    1966: Civil Rights Groups and Black Power

    Aram Goudsouzian explains how the march was shaped among Civil Rights groups in 1966 and how events…

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    Civil Rights: March Against Fear

    Aram Goudsouzian explains the events that unfolded during the march and how people around the country…

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    1966 Civil Rights Activism

    Aram Goudsouzian talks about the political progress for African Americans in the country by the summer…

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    Civil Rights: Significance of the James Meredith March Against Fear

    Author Aram Goudsouzian explains the significance of this Civil Rights movement event.

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    116th Congress: H.R. 1 and Democratic Reforms

    In preparation for the beginning of the 116th Congress, Rep. Sarbanes (D-MD) and Rep. Terri Sewell…

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    Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

    During the 19th century, Memphis was a hub for slave trading due to its location on the Mississippi…

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    Poll Taxes

    Poll taxes, along with literacy tests and grandfather clauses, were structural barriers to voting…

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    Grandfather Clauses in the Jim Crow South

    Grandfather Clauses were a structural barrier to voting imposed by several states during the Jim Crow…

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    Literacy Tests

    Literacy tests were a barrier to voting in common usage in Southern states, as well as other parts of…

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    Political Efficacy

    Political efficacy is defined as the sense of an individual citizen that he or she is capable of…

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    The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

    The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) stated, "Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or…

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    The Future of the Equal Rights Amendment

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) discussed the possible future of the Equal Rights Amendment and its possible…

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    Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in…

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    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Equal Rights Amendment

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about the Equal Rights Amendment and the need for the…

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    1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

    In February of 1968, 1100 African-American Memphis sanitation workers went on strike. Historian Ryan…

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    History of Cotton in Memphis

    During the mid-19th century, cotton was king. Historian Wayne Dowdy explained how vital this crop was…

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    The Nineteenth Amendment

    The Nineteenth Amendment, providing that "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not…

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    The Mississippi Plan and Voting Rights

    Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Emory University Professor Carol Anderson discuss voter…

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    Civil Rights Movement: Sit-Ins

    By the 1960s, the Civil Rights movement was growing in the U.S. Leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr.…

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    Different Ways for Governments to Address Religion

    In two clips, Eric Treene, Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination at the Justice Department, spoke…

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    Baseball in America, Origins and Early Days

    Baseball has been a part of American culture for generations, from local community teams to professional…

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    Data Protection and Privacy Policies

    University of Pennsylvania Communications Professor Joseph Turow on data protection and privacy policies.

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    Politics and the National Football League

    New York Times Magazine correspondent Mark Leibovich and National Football League Players Association…

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    Jury Trials in Criminal Cases

    The sixth amendment guarantees the right to a trial by jury in all criminal prosecutions. This lesson…

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    Benjamin Constant - Philosophy on Liberty

    In this lesson, McGill University Professor Jacob explains Benjamin Constant's concept of liberty as it…

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    Justice Ginsburg on Unconscious Bias and Discrimination

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed barriers to equality. In doing so she spoke about…

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    Tocqueville on Race Relations in 19th century America

    Author Leo Damrosch talked about Alexis de Tocqueville’s writings on race relations in 19th century…

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    Full Faith and Credit

    Article IV, Section. 1 of the United States Constitution provides that "Full Faith and Credit shall be…

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    March for Our Lives Bus Tour

    Student activists from around the country, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,…

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    Natural Rights

    A definition of natural rights is provided and expanded upon through the examination of human rights.…

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    Open Primary Elections

    Former Representatives Jason Altmire (D-PA) and Tom Davis (R-VA) talked about the concept of open…

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    The 24th Amendment

    Senate Associate Historian Don Ritchie discussed the history behind poll taxes and the 24th Amendment.

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    Julian Bond on Civil Disobedience

    Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond on being arrested for civil disobedience and founding the Atlanta…

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    The 2018 State of Black America Report

    Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League, talked about the 2018 State of Black America report. He…

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    The Free Exercise of Religion

    These clips help explain the concept of the free exercise of religion. The first clip gives a…

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    Voter ID Laws

    Hans Von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and Lauren Murphy of the American Civil Liberties Union…

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    Key arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges

    Justices ask questions of attorneys regarding key issues in the US Supreme Court case Obergefell v.…

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    Cell Phones and the Fourth Amendment

    Carpenter v. United States (2018) has changed the way law enforcement may access cellular data records…

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    Voter ID Laws

    What are Voter Identification laws? In the past decade, many states have created or strengthened what…

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    First Amendment Rights in Schools: Free Speech

    Use this bellringer to get students thinking and talking about their First Amendment Rights in a school…

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    14th Amendment and Birthright Citizenship

    From the Milwaukee meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Columbia University history…

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    USA FREEDOM Act

    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) talked about the USA FREEDOM Act, which President Obama signed into…

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    Wisconsin v. Yoder

    The Advanced Placement College Board requires students to compare required Supreme Court cases with…

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    The Writ of Habeas Corpus and the Constitution

    Author and Berkeley law professor Amanda Tyler discussed the phrasing of the suspension clause of the…

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    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990

    These three clips provide an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, its impact…

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    Seventh Amendment- Trial by Jury in Civil Cases

    Plaintiff attorney Steve Susman discussed the idea of trial by jury in civil cases and the history…

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    AFSCME President Stephen Mittons on Janus v. AFSCME

    Stephen Mittons, a member of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)…

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    Senate Debate Analysis- Due Process Rights

    During the debate on the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Lindsey…

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    The Meaning and Origins of Habeas Corpus

    Author Paul Halliday discussed the concept of habeas corpus and how it came about. He spoke about its…

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    Title IX

    Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in…

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    Fatima Goss Graves on Title IX's Impact on Women in Non-Traditional Fields

    Fatime Goss Graves, Senior Counsel at the National Women's Law Center, discussed the impact of Title IX…

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    Title IX's Application to Sports

    Professor Sarah Field talked about how Title IX was applied to college and high school sports. She…

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    Title IX and Gender Equity in Education

    Professor Sarah Fields talked about the background of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.…

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    Grassroots Activism

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discussed how grassroots movements have been used to advance social change…

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    Voting Rights Marches in Selma

    In March of 1965, civil rights activists and religious leaders marched from Selma to Montgomery to…

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    Edmund Pettus Bridge

    General Edmund Pettus, the namesake for the bridge at the beginning of the route from Selma to…

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    Constitutional Rights of Corporations

    In several Supreme Court Cases, the rights of individuals have been applied to corporations. In cases…

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    Benefits and Drawbacks of Constitutional Rights for Corporations

    UCLA law professor Adam Winkler talked about the Constitutional rights of corporations. He discussed the…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case: Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)

    Regents of the University of California v. Bakke was a controversial case challenging the legal…

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    University of California v. Bakke- The Legacy

    Neal Katyal and Randy Barnett talked about the legacy of this case.

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    University of California v. Bakke- Allan Bakke's Life After the Decision

    Information detailing Allan Bakke's life upon conclusion of this case is presented.

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    Reaction to the University of California v Bakke Decision

    Archived video of the reaction among students and the university to the decision in this case is shown.

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    University of California v. Bakke- The Decision

    Neal Katyal and Randy Barnett talked about the Supreme Court’s 1978 decision in Regents of the…

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    University of California v. Bakke- Oral Arguments

    Oral arguments for each side in the case are presented and discussed.

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    The Court during The University of California v. Bakke Supreme Court Case

    Neal Katyal and Randy Barnett discuss the makeup of the Supreme Court during this time and the influence…

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    University of California v. Bakke- Path to the Supreme Court

    Neal Katyal and Randy Barnett talked about Allan Bakke's initial case and the path it took to the…

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    University of California v. Bakke- The Parties Involved

    Information about the parties that were involved in this case is presented.

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    Affirmative Action

    Neal Katyal and Randy Barnett talked about the meaning of affirmative action as well as the impact of…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke: Introduction

    Neal Katyal and Randy Barnett talk about affirmative action and how it relates to this case.

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    Citizens United and the Constitutional Rights of Corporations

    UCLA law professor Adam Winkler talked about the history of businesses working toward Constitutional…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia: Oral Arguments

    Archived audio of the oral arguments that were presented in this case by G. Hughel Harrison, Counsel for…

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    Historic Supreme Court Cases and the Death Penalty

    Guests discuss the significance of the Supreme Court cases Powell v. Alabama, McGautha v. California and…

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