A History of the U.S. Constitution
The Constitution Survives (#105)
5. The Constitution Survives
1810 – 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 [26 minutes]
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Series Description: This series illustrates how the U.S. Constitution has protected the American people from the abuses of power and tyranny and how for over two centuries the principles set forth by the Constitution have empowered Americans to excel and aspire to greatness – great art, great literature, excellence and leadership in science and technology.
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