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  • National Constitution Center Freedom Day Celebration Part 2
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    National Constitution Center Freedom Day Celebration, Part 2

    The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia held its annual symposium exploring the relationship between the Constitution and freedom. The event also marked the launch of the center’s…

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  • Geoffrey Stone Discusses emSex and the Constitutionem
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    Sex and the Constitution

    Professor Geoffrey Stone talked about his book Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century, in which he provides a history of sex and the…

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  • World War I and the Bill of Rights
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    World War I and the Bill of Rights

    Historians talked about American motivations for entering World War I, how the country mobilized for war, and government restrictions on free speech and the press in response to protests.

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  • Civil War Era and the Constitution
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    Civil War Era and the Constitution

    Timothy Huebner talked about the Civil War Era and the Constitution, focusing on the history of slavery during the antebellum period and its eventual abolition with the 13th Amendment, ratified…

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  • National Constitution Center Marks Freedom Day
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    National Constitution Center Freedom Day Celebration, Part 1

    The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia held its annual symposium exploring the relationship between the Constitution and freedom. The event also marked the launch of the center’s…

    312 views
  • Politics and Prohibition
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    Politics and Prohibition

    Panelists talked about the history and politics of prohibition. The panel spoke about the reasons for the movement against alcohol abuse beginning in the 19th century and the problems with enforcing and then…

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  • emJohn Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchyem and emJohn Adamss Republicem
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    John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy and John Adams's Republic

    Luke Mayville, author of John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy, and Richard Alan Ryerson, author of John Adams’s Republic: The One, the Few, and the Many, provide insight into the political…

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  • Barry Friedman Discusses emUnwarrantedem
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    Unwarranted

    Professor Barry Friedman talked about his book Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission, in which he examines the power of law enforcement in America. Professor Friedman argued that law…

    526 views
  • Michael Klarman Discusses emThe Framers Coupem
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    The Framers' Coup

    Michael Klarman talked about his book The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution, in which he recalls the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, from its tenuous start, according to…

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  • Akhil Reed Amar Discusses emThe Constitution Todayem
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    The Constitution Today

    Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Constitution Today. He spoke with Jeffrey Rosen. They spoke at the National Constitution Center’s 2016 Bill of Rights Day Book Festival.

    624 views
  • David Keene and Tom Donnelly Discuss the Second Amendment
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    Shall Not Be Infringed

    David Keene, author of Shall Not Be Infringed, spoke with Tom Donnelly, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the National Constitution Center, about the Second Amendment. They spoke at…

    684 views
  • Authors Discuss the Preservation of Americas Founding Documents
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    Preserving America's Founding Documents

    Panelists talked about preserving America’s founding documents. The panel featured Stephen Puleo, author of American Treasures, and Nancy Moses, author of Stolen, Smuggled, Sold. The panel was…

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  • Authors Discuss the Death Penalty and the Constitution
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    Death Penalty and the Constitution

    Panelists talked about the death penalty. Panelists included Jordan and Carol Steiker, co-authors of Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment, and John Bessler, editor of Stephen…

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  • David Barron Discusses emWaging Warem
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    Waging War

    David Barron talked about his book Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS, in which he provides a history of the debates between the executive and legislative…

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  • Jeffrey Rosen Discusses emLouis D Brandeisem
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    Louis D. Brandeis

    Jeffrey Rosen talked about his book Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet, in which he remembers the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. He spoke with Phillippa Strum and…

    492 views
  • Headed to the White House Exhibit
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    "Headed to the White House" Exhibit

    While in Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, C-SPAN toured an exhibit at the National Constitution Center called “Headed to the White House” that offered interactive…

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  • emThe Presidents and the Constitutionem
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    The Presidents and the Constitution

    Constitutional scholars examine how each president has related to the Constitution and how their respective tenures have affected the document. Panelists included Ken Gormley, editor of The…

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  • Discussion on the National Constitution Center Signers Hall
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    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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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emMiranda v Arizonaem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Miranda v. Arizona

    Jeff Rosen and Paul Cassel talked about the 1966 U.S. Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona, in which the court ruled 5-4 that criminal suspects must be informed of their right against…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emRoe v Wadeem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Roe v. Wade

    Clarke Forsythe and Melissa Murray talked about the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, in which the court ruled 7-2 that women have a constitutional, but not absolute, right to terminate…

    6,293 views
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