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The Constitution and Foundations of Government.

Author: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ : Films Media Group ; Orangeville, ON : McIntyre Media [distributor] 2010
Series: Your government--how it works.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do written documents figure so prominently in the early history of the United States? There are plenty of explanations, but they all boil down to the philosophical ideas that drove the American colonies to declare their independence--and a profound awareness that those ideas should be inseparable from the rule of law. This program explores the origins, outbreak, and outcome of the American Revolution, the major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Cambridge Educational (Firm), 2009
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 695007911
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 08, 2010).
"Why do written documents figure so prominently in the early history of the United States? There are plenty of explanations, but they all boil down to the philosophical ideas that drove the American colonies to declare their independence?and a profound awareness that those ideas should be inseparable from the rule of law. This program explores the origins, outbreak, and outcome of the American Revolution, the major political texts which grew out of that struggle, and their ongoing significance today. Topics include the heavy British taxation that helped spark the Revolution; the spirit and structure of the Declaration of Independence; the short-lived Articles of Confederation; the drafting and ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; and their implications for U.S. government as we know it today. A viewable/printable instructor?s guide is available online. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. A part of the series U.S. Government: How it Works. (26 minutes)."
Description: 1 streaming video (26 min.).
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Political Texts in U.S. History (1:13) --
Founding of the U.S. Government (3:05) --
The Declaration of Independence (1:48) --
United We Stand (2:06) --
The Articles of Confederation (2:58) --
The Philadephia Convention (2:11) --
The Articles of the Constitution (3:18) --
The Bill of Rights (2:44) --
Additional Amendments (2:16) --
Framework for a New Nation (2:06).
Series Title: Your government--how it works.

Abstract:

Why do written documents figure so prominently in the early history of the United States? There are plenty of explanations, but they all boil down to the philosophical ideas that drove the American colonies to declare their independence--and a profound awareness that those ideas should be inseparable from the rule of law. This program explores the origins, outbreak, and outcome of the American Revolution, the major political texts which grew out of that struggle, and their ongoing significance today. Topics include the heavy British taxation that helped spark the Revolution; the spirit and structure of the Declaration of Independence; the short-lived Articles of Confederation; the drafting and ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; and their implications for U.S. government as we know it today.

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