• 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.…

  • FDR’s Second Bill of Rights…
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    FDR’s Second Bill of Rights…

    and here’s FDR proposing that we amend the Constitution to the United States to expand our definition %uh rights areas hard certain economic proves from something South have September right I’m trying to do pieces securities Oscar abused for our first or restore free okay so number one is saying we want to we want to establish these rights and we also want to make sure that nobody can discriminate against you in your exercise up them what are those rights franklin roosevelt among these authorized to a useful and United drama right to reminded with pool 3 now having the right to a job that earns enough to actually…

  • President Gerald R. Ford is Interviewed on the U.S. Constitution
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    President Gerald R. Ford is Interviewed on the U.S. Constitution

    I Richard Nixon do solemnly swear. I Richard Nixon do solemnly swear. I Gerald R. Ford do solemnly swear. I Jimmy Carter do solemnly swear. I Ronald Reagan do solemnly swear. That I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the the Constitution of the United States. So help me God. So help me God. So help me God. So help me God. We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure…

  • Abandonment of Reconstruction – OpenBUCS
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    Abandonment of Reconstruction – OpenBUCS

    So, talking about the Republican Party and the south, I tried to get across the sense that as we move into the late 1860s and as Congress’ role in southern politics becomes more notable, you begin to get a sense of how the politics of America are playing out with Reconstruction in the south. That some of what’s being done is tied to the future of the Republican Party as it affects both whites and blacks in the south. But nationally, nationally, I would suggest that what we’ve seen in the south in terms of a sort of waning interest in Reconstruction is a national phenomenon. What I want to…

  • Bill of Rights by Shmoop
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    Bill of Rights by Shmoop

    The Bill of Rights, a la Shmoop: If the Bill is wrong, I don’t want to be Right. The first ten amendments to the US Constitution are commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights. This is a bill that actually won’t give your parents a headache. Things like “Freedom of Speech,” “The Right to Bear Arms,” “Freedom from Cruel and Unusual Punishment”… …were considered among the ten most important rights we could have. Little known fact: the right to arm bears just missed the cut. But a whole lot has changed since the late 1700s. We have rights for women and minorities, overpopulation, pollution, and reality TV. If you…

  • The Constitution Of The United States (Article 2)
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    The Constitution Of The United States (Article 2)

    The Constitution of the United States of America Article 2 – The Executive Branch Section 1 – The President The Executive power shall be vested in President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during during the term for four years and together with the vice president chosen for the same term be elected as follows: Each state shall appoint in such manner is the legislature thereof may direct. A number of electors equal to the full number of senators and representatives to which the state may be entitled in the Congress. But no senator or representative or person holding office of trust or profit under…

  • Should we Have a Constitutional Convention?
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    Should we Have a Constitutional Convention?

    David Cobb is on the line with us the national spokesperson for moved to a man former Green Party candidate for president United States moved to amend .org course the website that I am constantly ranting about on this program David welcome back thank you thomas thanks for all that good ranting I can always a Salehi you you are definitely at the cutting edge of corporate personhood out here and asking well thank you in the hustings why haven’t heard that phrase in a while are it be David how do I want to talk with you about a constitutional conventions and about how we get amendments into the…

  • America’s Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse
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    America’s Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse

    “America’s Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse”>Welcome to our lunchtime event. This is part of what our center has been trying to do which is to link issues of governance with issues that have importance to other parts of the school and the university. And so today it’s a great joy to be able to share the stage with Roberto Suro who’s with Tomas Rivera policy institute and our guest Bill White who you’ll hear about and hear a lot from through the course of the next 90 minutes or so. Just as point of information if you’ve been to the Jurrotion centre events before, you know we don’t really…

  • History Brief: the 19th Amendment
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    History Brief: the 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that no one shall be denied the right to vote based on gender. Why was this amendment necessary? How long did it take for it to become part of the Constitution? Throughout the early 1870s, the National Woman Suffrage Association attempted multiple legal challenges with the hope of gaining women the right to vote. They argued that women should have this right based on the 15th Amendment, which states that all citizens should have the right to vote. The Supreme Court heard three cases on this matter, the most famous being Minor v. Happersett. Each time they ruled…

  • The Articles of Confederation – The Constitution Before the Constitution
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    The Articles of Confederation – The Constitution Before the Constitution

    The Articles of Confederation – The Constitution Before the Constitution For four hot, humid July days, 56 delegates of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia with one purpose – to ratify the Declaration of Independence. The document, originally drafted by Thomas Jefferson with the help of Ben Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, ad Robert Livingston, declared that the thirteen American colonies were now independent and free of the tyranny of the British Empire. On July 4th, with the final wording in place, it was ready for the whole world to read; though, it would be about another month before congress would actually sign it, contrary to popular belief. With…