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Video: Freedom, Equality And Emancipation

December 5, 2017 By NCC Staff

Leading Reconstruction historians David Blight and Thavolia Glymph explore the meaning of freedom, equality, and emancipation as part of the Constitution Center’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

Video: Franklin Foer on the existential threat of big tech

November 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

Franklin Foer, national correspondent for The Atlantic, explores how tech platforms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google have transformed the way we think and produced a new culture of misinformation that is trampling values such as privacy, autonomy, and individuality.

Video: Hamilton’s vision of federalism, national authority, and judicial review

November 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

America’s leading federal judges and scholars discuss the constitutional vision of the rap star of the moment, Alexander Hamilton, exploring his views on the scope of presidential, congressional, and judicial power in America.

Video: Freedom of the press and national security in the era of Trump

November 9, 2017 By NCC Staff

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen moderates a special panel discussion about the changing dynamics of the media and national security in the age of Donald Trump.

Video: Hendrik Meijer on Arthur Vandenberg

November 7, 2017 By

Hendrik Meijer discusses his biography, Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century, on the mid-20th century Michigan senator who evolved from America’s leading isolationist into its leading internationalist and spearheaded coalitions that continue to form the foundation of American foreign and domestic policy today. 

Video: Cass Sunstein and a Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment

November 6, 2017 By NCC Staff

Cass Sunstein, former White House advisor and author of Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide, identifies the most common misconceptions and illuminates the constitutional design behind the process.

Video: Edward Ayers On The Civil War And Emancipation

October 30, 2017 By NCC Staff

Leading Civil War historian Edward Ayers provides a fresh history of two astounding events at the crux of America’s history — the destruction of the most powerful system of slavery in the modern world, followed by a political reconstruction establishing the fundamental rights of citizens for formerly enslaved people.

Video: Bob Schieffer on finding truth in today’s deluge of news

October 18, 2017 By

Legendary journalist Bob Schieffer provides an inside look at the changing role of media and asks whether today’s citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.

Senator John McCain receives 2017 Liberty Medal

October 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

On Monday night, United States Senator John McCain received 29th annual Liberty Medal for his lifetime of sacrifice and service in an event hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Video:  Constitution Day Address by Rod Rosenstein

September 19, 2017 By NCC Staff

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discusses the Constitution and justice in America at a special Constitution Day (observed) event.

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