August 2, 2021

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Take a Further Dive Into the Constitution With These Methods

As part of 101.9 FM WDET’s Ebook Club, we’re inviting the Detroit location to take a look at and go over the texts that affect each resident of the United States: The Structure and the Bill of Legal rights. Regardless of whether you’re revisiting the files or looking through them for the 1st time, join us in reading through along and partaking in civil discussions with your community. 

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The Constitution, Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments build the foundation on which our democracy was crafted. And, just like democracy, they can be challenging, convoluted and relatively difficult to understand.

Total fields of study and function are devoted to comprehension and decoding these foundational files. Understandably, a cursory examine of the texts could not permit you to entirely grasp the principles enumerated in them. Irrespective of whether this is the situation or you are just wanting for a further way to have interaction with this content, examine out the means beneath to deepen your comprehending of the topics at hand.

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  • 13th (Netflix): Considering how mass incarceration is an extension of slavery by means of the lens of the 13th Amendment.
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  • Amend: The Struggle for The usa (Netflix): The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the U.S. and assures all citizens “equal defense of the laws.” “Amend” examines the continuing struggle for equivalent rights in America.
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  • A Far more Or Significantly less Excellent Union (PBS): Hosted by Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, this series considers contentious problems from America’s earlier and right now via the lens of the Constitution.
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  • Nobody Communicate: Trials of the Free of charge Press (Netflix): The Very first Modification protects the flexibility of the push when the Fourth Amendment establishes private privateness legal rights. “Nobody Speak” explores the intersection of equally and how deep pockets are made use of to silence the media.
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  • The Text That Built The us (HBO): Pay attention to actors, presidents, Supreme Court justices and other politicians, and middle faculty students read through the paperwork on which our place was built.
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  • Civics 101 (NHPR): Deepen your track record and comprehension of Constitutional principles and our democracy by way of this podcast from NHPR and PRX.
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  • Constitutional (Washington Post): Exploring the Structure and the persons who framed it and reframed it, including revolutionaries, abolitionists, justices, presidents and more.
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  • Much more Best (WNYC): The last year explores the influence and indicating 27 Amendments of the Structure and, bonus, is accompanied by an album of primary new music and artwork impressed by the amendments.
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  • Patriot Classes: American Historical past & Civics (Michael Warren): A nonpartisan podcast that presents a deep dive into American record and the Constitution.
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  • We the People today (Nationwide Structure Center): Weekly constitutional debates the place listeners can listen to from all sides of constitutional issues.
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