A More or Less Perfect Union, explores the most contentious issues in American history and today through the lens of the U.S. Constitution. The groundbreaking, three-part public television series tells the story of how the Framers put freedom in writing; how amendment after amendment finally spread freedom to all of “we the people”; and how we still struggle today to preserve the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution.
Our guide is Douglas H. Ginsburg – a national authority on the Constitution, with 30 years of experience on the federal court of appeals in Washington. Throughout the series, experts of all stripes – conservative, progressive and libertarian – debate key issues of liberty: freedom of religion and press, slavery, civil rights, the 2nd amendment, separation of powers, and more. © 2020 / 3 episodes @ 1 hr. ea.
Episode 1: A Constitution in Writing
Why does having the rules for our government written down matter? Learn the history of the U.S. Constitution in the first episode of A More or Less Perfect Union – A Constitution in Writing.
Episode 2: A Constitution For All
Our Constitution has changed over the more than 200 years since its creation. How did we create a “more perfect” union, or for that matter, a “more perfect” Constitution? Learn how the Constitution has changed over the years to become more inclusive in the second episode of A More or Less Perfect Union – A Constitution for All.
Episode 3: Our Constitution at Risk
Are the people’s constitutional rights at risk? Some think that’s the case. Liberty is being chipped away at daily, and before you know it, it’s gone. Explore how our liberty is slowly being lost and what threatens our Constitution in the third episode of A More or Less Perfect Union – Our Constitution at Risk.
© 2020 / 3 hrs.