History Of The Us Constitution

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Discover the right history behind America's most important document in this eight-part program that begins with "The Seeds of the Constitution (1619 - 1739), and concludes with "Constitutional Reform and Controversy (1961 - 2005)."
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Overview

Discover the right history behind America's most important document in this eight-part program that begins with "The Seeds of the Constitution (1619 - 1739), and concludes with "Constitutional Reform and Controversy (1961 - 2005)."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2005
  • UPC: 739815003035
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  • Source: Ambrose Video
  • Time: 3:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,276

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Disc #1 -- A DVD History of the U.S. Constitution, Vol. 1: 1619-1774
   The Seeds of the Constitution
   Founding the Constitution
   Chapter Select
      1619 - Virginia Colonists Create the First Legislative Assembly
      1733 - Parliament Restricts Free Trade Through the Molasses Act
      1735 - The Peter Zenger Trial Lays the Seed for the Freedom of the Press
      1739 - Black Uprising in South Carolina Foreshadows Constitutional Crisis
      1739 - The Great Awakening and the Separation of Church and State
      1750 - Iron Act Restricts American Business
      1754 - The Albany Plan of Union Sets Out the Foundation for the U.S. Constitution
      1760 - James Otis Fights for the Security of People in Their Homes
      1765 - The Stamp Act and Taxation Without Representation
      1774 - The Quartering Act Leads to the Third Amendment
      1774 - Massachusetts Creates the Minutement Militia
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Extras
      Gallery of Images
      Extra Materials
   About Ambrose
Disc #2 -- A DVD History of the U.S. Constitution, Vol. 2: 1774-1803
   Writing the Constitution and The Bill of Rights
   Testing the Constitution
   Chapter Select
      1774 - First Cintinental Congress Meets in Philadelphia
      1776 - Declaration of Independence
      1786 - Shay's Rebellion Shows the Need for a New Constitution
      1787 - The United States Constitution is Written
      1788 - Congress Sends 12 Amendments to the States
      1789 - Alexander Hamilton Shapes America's Modern Industrial Economy
      1791 - States Ratify Madison's Bill of Rights
      1793 - Congress Enacts a Fugitive Slave Act
      1794 - Congress Passes the 11th Amendment Protecting States Rights
      1794 - Freedom to Protest is Tested in the Whiskey Rebellion
      1796 - John Adams Becomes the Second President of United States Inaugurating the the Two-Party System ans Is Responsible for the 12th Amendment
      1798 - Alien and Sedition Acts Usher in a Bleak Period of American Political Freedom
      1803 - John Marshall Establishes a Strong Supreme Court Through Marbury V. Madison
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
   Extras
      Gallery of Images
      Extra Materials
   About Ambrose
Disc #3 -- A DVD History of the U.S. Constitution, Vol. 3: 1810-1918
   The Constitution Survives
   The Constitution Is Expanded
   Chapter Select
      1510 - Marshall Establishes the Sanctity of Contracts
      1828 - Jacksonian Democracy and the Constitution
      1848 - Mexican American War and Manifest Destiny Set up America's Greatest Constitutional Crisis
      1861 - Southern States Secede and Force Constitutional Crisis
      1865-70 - 13th, 14th, 15th Amendements: The Anti-Slavery Amendments
      1872 - Susan B. Anthony Fights for Women's Right to Vote
      1887 - The Interstate Commerce Act Opens the Door for Increased Federal Power
      1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson Establishes Separate But Equal for Black America
      1913 - 16th Amendment Creates the Income Tax
      1913 - 17th Amendment Allows for the Popular Election of Senators
      1918 - Prohibition and the 18th Amendment
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Extras
      Gallery of Images
      Extra Materials
   About Ambrose
Disc #4 -- A DVD History of the U.S. Constitution, Vol. 4: 1919-2005
   The Constitutional Reform and Controversy
   The Constitution in a Changing World
   Chapter Select
      1919 - The Supreme Court Limits Free Speech and Freedom of the Press in Schenck v. U.S.
      1920 - Women Gain the Right to Vote Through the 19th Amendment
      1933 - 20th and 21st New Deal Amendments Herald a Change in American Life
      1951 - Americans Limit a President to Two Terms With the 22nd Amendment
      1954 - Brown v. Board of Education Ends "Separate But Equal" for Black America
      1961 - Citizens of Washington D.C. Gains the Right to Vote With the 23rd Amendment
      1961 - Supreme Court Prevents Illegal Search and Seizure With Mapp v. Ohio
      1964 - Warren Court Strengthens "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" Through Miranda
      1964 - 24th Amendment Prohibits Poll Taxes in Federal Elections
      1967 - 1992 - The 25th, 26th and 27th Amendments Reform America Political Landscape
      1973 - Roe v. Wade Extends Constitutional Right of Privacy
      2000 - America Contests a Presidental Election
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
   Extras
      Gallery of Images
      Extra Materials
   About Ambrose
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