The Constitution and foundations of government

Why do written documents figure so prominently in the early history of the United States? There are plenty of explanations, but they all boil down to the philosophical ideas that drove the American colonies to declare their independence - and a profound awareness that those ideas should be inseparab...

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Corporate Author: Cambridge Educational (Firm), Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2010.
Series: Your government--how it works.
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 11, 2009.
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Summary: Why do written documents figure so prominently in the early history of the United States? There are plenty of explanations, but they all boil down to the philosophical ideas that drove the American colonies to declare their independence - and a profound awareness that those ideas should be inseparable from the rule of law. This program explores the origins, outbreak, and outcome of the American Revolution, the major political texts which grew out of that struggle, and their ongoing significance today. Topics include the heavy British taxation that helped spark the Revolution; the spirit and structure of the Declaration of Independence; the short-lived Articles of Confederation; the drafting and ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; and their implications for U.S. government as we know it today.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 11, 2009.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 6 to 12.
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