• MOOC | Slavery and the Constitution | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.2.7
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    MOOC | Slavery and the Constitution | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.2.7

    >>The Constitution embeds slavery or slavery is embedded in the Constitution, even though the word “slave” or “slavery” is not in the Constitution until the 13th Amendment — which is ratified after the Civil War — which abolishes slavery irrevocably. That is the first time the word “slavery” appears in the Constitution. The founders were — I don’t know, they just didn’t want to put the word “slavery” in. So they used circumlocutions, “persons held to labor,” this kind of thing. But everyone knew what they were talking about. Here just we will talk about this as we go along because the Constitution’s relation to slavery is a key point…

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    Constitution Day 2015

    ( music ) [ Lorie S. Gildea ] Hi. My name is Lorie Gildea, and I have the great honor of serving as the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme court. ( music ) Thank you for helping us celebrate the enduring legacy of the United States Constitution and Magna Carta two important documents that helped shape our rights and freedoms. I encourage you to take a look at the many Magna Carta resources and opportunities on our Constitution Week website. Thank you again for celebrating Constitution Day and Magna Carta. ( music )

  • The Constitution Of The United States (Article 4)
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    The Constitution Of The United States (Article 4)

    Article 4 – The States Section 1 – Each State to Honor all others Full faith and credit shall be given in each State to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof. Section 2 – State citizens, Extradition The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States. A person charged in any State with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another State, shall on…

  • Eminent Domain – Full Video
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    Eminent Domain – Full Video

    The citizens have a deep concern about eminent domain being misused. Well back up, we’ve never taken anybody’s home. They were scared, they were afraid, you mean we’re going to lose our job? Abuses such as these happen and it’s important to understand that. When they go home, that’s their place of refuge, that’s their sanctuary. That’s sacred to them. It should be over, but it’s not. A man’s home is his castle. Okay, I know it sounds kind of cliche, but for anyone who actually owns a home, it really is true. Homeowners take great pride in the fact that they can do whatever they want with their homes,…

  • Hillsdale College’s Free Online Constitution Course
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    Hillsdale College’s Free Online Constitution Course

    We the people of the United States, in order to more form a more perfect union… Next to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution is the most important document in U.S. history and affects each of us every single day. But today many of us are unaware of how and why our freedom depends on it. Hillsdale College, America’s uniquely independent, classical liberal arts college, is offering a free online course, Constitution 101, for a limited time. You actually have to study some very fundamental things to learn the meaning of America and the causes of its Constitution. Without the Constitution and without a knowledge of the Constitution, we don’t…

  • “Our Embattled Constitution” – Harry V. Jaffa
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    “Our Embattled Constitution” – Harry V. Jaffa

    Larry Arnn: It is a student who introduces our speaker today. This man is my teacher. I wanted to introduce him because of that, and because any introduction or dealing with him presents certain pitfalls that a grownup can best handle, if anyone can handle them. Professor Jaffa is a famous conservative who is often critical of other conservatives. I am perhaps the most experienced man on earth in dealing with that problem, and I deal with it the best way possible, which is badly. But on the other hand, it happens that in those respects I am on his side, and I’ll explain that just for a minute. To…

  • Del Mar College Constitution Day Lecture
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    Del Mar College Constitution Day Lecture

    – This is Constitution Day. And welcome. Why are we here? Well, what is Constitution Day? Pretty obvious question. But it commemorates the formation and signing of the United States Constitution by the Founding Fathers this very day in 1787. And it also is aimed at recognizing those people who are born in the United States and like myself by naturalization who have become citizens. So everyone by themselves celebrate being a citizen. I’m a two-year citizen. So this is almost to the day that I’ve been two years down the road of being a U.S. citizen. Why are we having the event? Well, we can thank the late Senator…

  • Eminent Domain – Main Video Preview
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    Eminent Domain – Main Video Preview

    (Music) CARRA: “A man’s home is his castle.” Okay, I know it sounds kind of cliché, but for anyone who actually owns a home, it really is true. Homeowners take great pride in the fact that they can do whatever they want with their homes without interference from anyone else, including the government. But are they right? In fact, there’s something in the constitution called eminent domain that gives governments the power to take your property even if you don’t want to sell. (Music) PERSON ON STREET: Eminent Domain? PERSON ON STREET: Define Eminent Domain? PERSON ON STREET: Eminent Domain? PERSON ON STREET: I’m going to let him speak first.…