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Our Constitution : a conversation.

Contributor(s): O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930- | Breyer, Stephen G, 1938- | Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands | Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Material type: FilmFilmSeries: Sunnylands seminarsJudicial branch: Publisher: [Philadelphia, Pa.?] : Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, c2005Subject(s): United States. Constitution | Constitutional law -- United States | Federal government -- United States | United States -- Politics and governmentGenre/Form: DVD-Video discs.DDC classification: 342.7302 Transcript available in an electronic version.
Contents:
Introduction -- Teaching the Constitution -- Why have a constitution? -- Helping to solve problems -- The power of precedent -- Moral values/Decision-making -- Separation of powers -- Relevance today -- Federalism -- Individual liberty vs. security -- Most influential cases -- Court decision making -- Conclusion.
Production Credits: The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.
Speakers, Sandra Day O'Connor, Stephen Breyer.Summary: United States Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer talk about the Constitution with high school students and discuss why we have and need a constitution, what federalism is, how implicit and explicit rights are defined and how separation of powers ensures that no one branch of government obtains too much power.
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Prepared for Constitution Day 2005.

"Created by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands in partnership with the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania."

Introduction -- Teaching the Constitution -- Why have a constitution? -- Helping to solve problems -- The power of precedent -- Moral values/Decision-making -- Separation of powers -- Relevance today -- Federalism -- Individual liberty vs. security -- Most influential cases -- Court decision making -- Conclusion.

The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

Speakers, Sandra Day O'Connor, Stephen Breyer.

United States Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer talk about the Constitution with high school students and discuss why we have and need a constitution, what federalism is, how implicit and explicit rights are defined and how separation of powers ensures that no one branch of government obtains too much power.

Transcript available in an electronic version.

DVD.

In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles.

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