This program examines the inception of the Constitution as it succeeded the Articles of Confederation. It discusses the importance of the Constitution as the foundation of a federal system of government and the concept of “We the People” as the ultimate authority.
2012, Media Rich Learning. 20 minutes.
This comprehensive three-part series explores each amendment, its origins, its real-world applications, its history of interpretation in the nation’s courts, and its implications for the future.
2007, Cambridge Educational. 3-part series, 43–61 minutes each.
Ron Granieri of the Foreign Policy Research Institute explores the development of the U.S. Constitution, and how it differs from the original governing document of the U.S.—the Articles of Confederation.
2018, Foreign Policy Research Institute. 4 minutes.
This is a compelling account of the events leading up to the creation of the Constitution... the program puts key events into historical perspective by examining the pressures faced by Loyalists, Patriots, and average colonists.
1997, Cambridge Educational. 27 minutes.
The Constitution is one of the most important and versatile documents ever written. 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 creating and maintaining the greatest nation in history. It has stood the test of time and remains viable and fresh in an age, today, when life is much different than when it was written.
2004, Cerebellum Corporation. 49 minutes.