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A History of the U.S. Constitution: The Constitution Survives (Part 5)

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Program five covers the time period of 1810-1861. In 1810, Chief Justice John Marshall establishes the sanctity of contracts as he sought to protect American businesses and property owners. Other events covered in this segment include Jacksonian democracy, Mexican American War, Manifest Destiny, the secession of the Southern states. Part of the "A History of the U.S. Constitution" series.

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