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What might our lives be like if the United States did not have the Constitution? Caroline Kennedy hosts this short video of interviews of people who lived in non-democratic cultures without constitutional protections. Presented by the CommitteeforCitizenA.
James Madison: Did You Know? (1:36)
At just 5'4" tall, James Madison was hardly a commanding presence, but that didn't stop him from shaping American history. He wrote most of the Constitution, all of the Bill of Rights, ...
America Gets a Constitution (3:09)
After several failed attempts at creating a government, a 1787 convention was called to draft a new legal system for the United States. This new Constitution provided for increased federal authority while still protecting the basic rights of its citizens.
See more videos, hear speeches, and view photos and other images at History.com's The U.S. Constitution site.
Student Adam Goss describes the Articles of the U.S. Constitution and the Amendments.
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