A HISTORY of the U.S. CONSTITUTION
REVIEW "A comprehensive introduction for students." - Booklist
PRODUCT INFORMATION It is our nation's most revered document and a creation of mankind's enduring search for liberty and freedom. It is the United States of America's Constitution.
In this series we shall see how this document has protected the American people from the abuses of power and tyranny and how for over two centuries the principles set forth by the U.S. Constitution have empowered Americans to excel and aspire to greatness - great art, great literature, excellence and leadership in science and tech- nology. The Constitution has enabled the United States to become the world's most prosperous and most powerful nation.
8 programs on 4 DVDs
Runtime: 224 minutes
Hosted by Jeff Fahey, this series is chaptered into 47, five to seven minute stand- alone presentations that can be accessed with unprecedented ease. This education- al history series features easy to use menus and includes comprehensive ancillary materials: Instructor guides, maps, documents, and test blanks.
The Seeds of the Constitution
Founding the Constitution
Writing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
Testing the Constitution
The Constitution Survives
The Constitution is Expanded
The Constitution in a Changing World
Constitutional Reform and Controversy
AWARDS AND HONORS
Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner, TV
Special Jury Award - Best of History
IDA Best Limited Series (International
NY Festivals Gold World Medal, Best Editing
NY Festivals Gold World Medal, Best Lighting
NY Festivals Silver World Medal, Best Writing
THE SUPREME COURT
"This exemplary four-part companion to Jeffrey Rosen's book (2006) chronicles the history of the U.S. Supreme Court.“ - Booklist
It's known as the court of last resort - the Supreme Court - where nine judges ap- pointed for life make monumental decisions that govern our everyday lives, from the contents of the nation's daily newspapers to what we can do in the privacy of our own homes. With immense power and considerable mystery, the court of final appeal has helped author the history of America. But even though it is one of the pillars of American democracy - the ultimate interpreter of the Constitution - no television se- ries has ever fully profiled the inner workings of the court. Until now. THE SUPREME COURT humanizes the enigmatic black-robed figures, revealing their temperaments, passions, deeply held personal beliefs, and life stories. The series also explores the dramatic stories of the people whose cases have come before the court.
4 programs on 4 DVDs
Runtime: 240 minutes
Portraits of many key figures - presidents, justices, attorneys, plaintiffs, and defend- ants - illustrate how all Americans, both the powerful and the penniless, have been able to have their day in court, days that have sometimes resulted in lasting changes to our culture and society. The series charts the court's unique evolution, using ar- chival footage and innovative graphic techniques to help audiences grasp complex legal concepts. Interviews with some of the greatest legal minds (including retired Chief Justice Sandra Day O’Connor) in the country as well as exclusive access to the court.
Program 1: ONE NATION UNDER LAW Program 2: A NEW KIND OF JUSTICE
Program 3: A NATION OF LIBERTIES Program 4: THE REHNQUIST REVOLUTION
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