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        Constitution USA | It's a Free Country

        Ask Americans what the Constitution’s most important feature is and most will say it’s the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights.  In this episode, Peter Sagal explores the history of the Bill of Rights, and also takes on several stories ripped from the headlines, involving freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and right to privacy. Let’s take a closer look and see how freedom is defined for “We the People” as well as you the citizen.

         

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        It’s a Free Country: Know Your Rights!

        Richard Beeman explains the Bill of Rights and where it came from.

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        Protesting Funerals: The First Amendment Put to the Test

        Is all speech protected? Learn more about freedom of speech and what rights citizens have.

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        Right to a Fair Trial

        Who ensures your rights are protected? Learn how the Clarence Gideon case impacted the right to a fair trial. What did Gideon do to make sure the 6th amendment was protecting him?

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        Battles of School Prayer

        What exactly does the First Amendment say about religion? Learn more about the separation of church and state.

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        Eminent Domain Case: How Can You Take My House?

        What right does the government have to take property away from citizens?

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        Rights are Changing?

        Akhil Amar explains why the definition of rights seem to change over time.

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        Privacy

        Efrat Cohen explains how social media and digital trails have changed the concept of privacy.

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