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        Constitution USA | A More Perfect Union

        In A More Perfect Union, Peter Sagal explores the Constitution’s most striking and innovative feature: its resilient brand of federalism. The framers created a strong national government while at the same time preserving much of the power and independence of the states. This delicate balance of power, seemingly hard-wired for disagreement and conflict, has served America well for more than two centuries. Let's take a closer look at how it has also led to tensions throughout American history and still sparks controversy today over medical marijuana, gun control, and Obamacare.

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        Constitutional Battle Ground State

        Visit Harborside Health Center in Oakland, CA where the state rights and federal law are in conflict.

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        The Big Bang Theory

        Akhil Amar explains his view on the founding and how it is the significant moment in our history.

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        Philadelphia and the Constitutional Convention

        Historian Richard Beeman explains the issues facing the creation of a new goverment.

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        Power Struggle: Tug of War

        Gary Marbut discusses state rights and the advantage of state government.

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        We Can’t Go it Alone!

        Peter Sagal visits Hoover Dam to illustrate the federal power during crisis.

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        Separate but NOT Equal

        Visit Little Rock Central High School and learn how the federal government helped integration.

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        The Commerce Clause

        Learn about the Commerce Clause and how Wickard v. Filburn started it all.

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