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A History of the U.S. Constitution: The Seeds of the Constitution (Part 1)

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Part one covers the time period of 1619-1739. It examines how the American style of democracy evolved through the United States Constitution. Some important events covered include the establishment of the House of Burgess, the Molasses Act, the Peter Zenger Trial, and the Great Awakening. Part of "A History of the U.S. Constitution" series.

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Red and white stripes of U, S flag with overlay of the U, S Constitution. Text overlay reads, The Seeds of the Constitution.
A History of the U.S. Constitution
Episode 1
28 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Red and white stripes of U, S flag with overlay of the U, S Constitution. Text overlay reads, Founding the Constitution.
A History of the U.S. Constitution
Episode 2
27 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Red and white stripes of U, S flag with overlay of the U, S Constitution. Text overlay reads, Writing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
A History of the U.S. Constitution
Episode 3
27 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Red and white stripes of U, S flag with overlay of the U, S Constitution. Text overlay reads, The Constitution Survives.
A History of the U.S. Constitution
Episode 5
30 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Red and white stripes of U, S flag with overlay of the U, S Constitution. Text overlay reads, The Constitution is Expanded.
A History of the U.S. Constitution
Episode 6
29 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Red and white stripes of U, S flag with overlay of the U, S Constitution. Text overlay reads, The Constitution in a Changing World.
A History of the U.S. Constitution
Episode 7
27 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Red and white stripes of U, S flag with overlay of the U, S Constitution. Text overlay reads, Constitutional Reform and Controversy.
A History of the U.S. Constitution
Episode 8
29 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12