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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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  • Federal Judges Discuss the Bill of Rights in Modern Times
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    Bill of Rights in Modern Times

    Three federal judges discussed the history of the Bill of Rights and its impact 225 years after ratification on a number of modern issues, including technology, same-sex marriage, free…

    840 views
  • Amending America Exhibit
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    "Amending America" Exhibit

    Christine Blackerby and Jennifer Johnson gave a tour of the National Archives “Amending America” exhibit that marks the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights on…

    366 views
  • North Carolina and the Constitution
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    North Carolina and the Constitution

    Linda Monk talked about the role of North Carolina in ratifying the U.S. Constitution and demanding a Bill of Rights.

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  • Bill of Rights Debate
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    Bill of Rights Debate

    Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton re-enactors debated the need for a Bill of Rights. December 2016 marked the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first…

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  • Bill of Rights 225th Anniversary
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    Bill of Rights 225th Anniversary

    Professor Colleen Sheehan talked about James Madison’s role in the creation of the Bill of Rights. December 15, 2016, marked the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.

    428 views
  • Washington Journal Jeffrey Rosen on the History of the Bill of Rights
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    Jeffrey Rosen on the History of the Bill of Rights

    Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, was interviewed by telephone about the history of the Bill of Rights on the anniversary of its ratification.

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  • Bill of Rights Creation and Ratification
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    Bill of Rights Creation and Ratification

    Historians and authors talked about the state of the new nation after the U.S. constitution’s ratification and the debate over adding a Bill of Rights. They also spoke about how Congress…

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  • Washington Journal John Whitehead on Civil Liberties and National Security
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    Civil Liberties and National Security

    John Whitehead talked about his book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People, in which he argues the U.S. is on the verge of becoming what he calls a “police state.”

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  • After Words with Carol Berkin
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    After Words with Carol Berkin

    Carol Berkin, history professor at Baruch College, examines the motivations for the creation of the Bill of Rights, and the debates that it spurred, which are echoed today. She speaks with…

    1,357 views
  • 21st Century Freedoms
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    21st Century Freedoms

    Liberal, conservative, and libertarian panelists talked about how the Bill of Rights applies to contemporary debates over freedom of speech, the right to privacy, and other issues. “The Fight for Freedom in…

    421 views
  • Discussion on Congress and the Bill of Rights
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    First Congress and the Bill of Rights

    Donald Ritchie, Christine Blackerby, and Charles Flanagan spoke about how Congress produced the Bill of Rights despite significant opposition. Ten of the twelve proposed constitution…

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    Founding Rivals

    Chris DeRose recounts the congressional campaign between James Madison and James Monroe in 1789 for election to Virginia’s Fifth District, the only time two future presidents ran against…

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  • Jeffrey Rosen on the National Constitution Center
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    Jeffrey Rosen on the National Constitution Center

    Jeffrey Rosen talked about the work of the National Constitution Center, including the opening of a new exhibit and a book fair to celebrate Bill of Rights Day, December 15, 2014.

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  • Discussion on the Bill of Rights
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    The Bill of Rights

    Justice Samuel Alito, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and others spoke at the National Constitution Center, which put an original copy of the Bill of Rights on display, along with copies of the…

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  • First Congress and the Bill of Rights
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    First Congress and the Bill of Rights

    Public Policy Professor Gordon Lloyd talked about how the first Congress dealt with the Bill of Rights, and the views of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson on the document. He spoke at the…

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  • State Origins of the Bill of Rights
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    State Origins of the Bill of Rights

    Public Policy Professor Gordon Lloyd spoke about the state origins of the Bill of Rights, specifically property and voting rights, and religious freedom. He spoke at the Ronald Reagan…

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  • Colonial and British Origins of the Bill of Rights
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    Colonial and British Origins of the Bill of Rights

    Public Policy Professor Gordon Lloyd spoke about the British and colonial traditions that inspired the Bill of Rights, including the Magna Carta. He spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential…

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  • emFounding Rivalsem
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    Founding Rivals

    Chris DeRose discussed the creation of the Bill of Rights and the election that enabled it. His forthcoming book was Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, The Bill of Rights, and The…

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  • emBirth of the Nationem and emCreating the Bill of Rightsem
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    Birth of the Nation and Creating the Bill of Rights

    Charlene Bickford and Ken Bowling talked about their books Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress, 1789-1791, published by Madison House Publishers, and Creating the Bill of…

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