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        We the People

        Peter Sagal travels to Iceland where leaders have decided to create a new constitution, turning to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Peter to consider why our own founding document has been able to last for more than 225 years. He looks at the systems that have kept the Constitution healthy--amendments, judicial interpretation, checks and balances - and also at the political forces that threaten to undermine the framers' vision: excessive partisanship leading to gridlock, money in politics, and gerrymandering. Does our Constitution stand up to the 21st Century? Have we lost the art of democratic deliberation.

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        Crowd-sourcing Iceland

        Iceland is in the middle of building a new constitution, learn more through Peter Sagal's visit.

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        The Long View

        Historians Richard Beeman and Akhil Amar explain how the Constitution's ability to change.

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        Change Does Not Always Mean You Need and Amendment…

        Amendments are not the only way to change rights, learn more from the ERA and Title 9.

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        Separation of Powers

        Our system of government is set up to control power, this animation explains how.

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        Too Much Power

        Learn about how Watergate tested the Constitution's system to balance power.

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        Framework

        Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor explains the steps to understanding law and the role of the supreme court.

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        Balance Does Not Always Hold Wartime Power

        Does the executive branch go too far in times of war? Learn more in this clip.

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