The United States Constitution & Bill of Rights

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Learn the facts about the documents that make America great!

United States Constitution
No official document is more important than The Constitution of the United States of America. This dynamic, enduring document is the supreme law of the land. It is designed to enhance the value and dignity of the individual and make certain the individual is never a servant to the state. Orderly systems of government, a president who is held accountable by Congress and brilliantly conceived checks and balances all flow from the Constitution and have served as the backbone for the greatest nation in history. It has stood the test of time and remains viable and fresh in age, when life is much different than when the document was written. This production combines the insight of American political science experts on the interpretation of the Constitution with live action and documentary photography to explain and amplify this extraordinary document.

United States Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
When the Constitution was written, certain framers, powerful political leaders of their day, such as Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry, insisted on adding basic legal protections to ensure individual rights. As a consequence, the first 10 amendments were added to clarify the rights of the citizens of the United States of America, and are known as "The Bill of Rights." These are essential human rights, granted to all of us, that we should know and understand. In this program, they are laid out in very easy-to-understand language, with comments from noted American political science experts from major universities who help interpret the language of this essential document. All subsequent amendments are also reviewed, including such important national issues as slavery, prohibition, and the extension of voting rights to all citizens.

This collection is essential viewing for any student of american history, and anyone else who is interested in understanding our national heritage, rights, and system of government.

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