A History of the U.S. Constitution
The Constitution in a Changing World (#107)
7. The Constitution in a Changing World
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. Gain the Right to Vote with the 23rd Amendment [27 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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