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A History of the U.S. Constitution: Testing the Constitution (Part 4)

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In 1793, Congress enacted the Fugitive Slave Acts, which was used as a bargaining chip for passage of the Bill of Rights. This segment covers other significant historical events through 1803. Additional events highlighted include the passage of the 11th Amendment, the Whiskey Rebellion, the Alien and Sedition Acts, and Marbury v Madison. Part of the "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
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Episode 2
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