"Civil War and Reconstruction demonstrates why this period matters, making plain what was at stake and how the Constitution was amended to reinforce the values first expressed in the Declaration and to strengthen individual rights."
Jeff Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center, joins Ali Velshi to discuss why the legal debate over whether a fetus is recognized as a person from conception has significant consequences for abortion rights in the U.S.
Will Bunch for Philly.com: "The National Constitution Center and exhibition developer Elena Popchock deserve a lot of credit for spotlighting both the idealistic promise but also the hard truths of the Reconstruction era ..."
"The attraction’s new permanent exhibition, Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality, is the first in the country to explore the amendments to the U.S. Constitution that ended slavery and promised equality to all Americans in the years after the Civil War."
“Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality focuses on the constitutional debates around slavery in the time before the Civil War and period of Reconstruction after the war’s end."
"The John Templeton Foundation funded the National Constitution Center's Interactive Constitution, where scholars from the conservative Federalist Society and the progressive American Constitution Society analyze where they agree and disagree in their interpretation of every Constitutional clause."