A History of the U.S. Constitution
The Constitution Is Expanded (#106)
6. The Constitution Is Expanded
1865-70 – 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments: The Anti-Slavery Amendments
1872 – Susan B. Anthony Fights for Women’s Right to Vote
1887 – The Interstate Commerce Act Opens the Door for Increased Federal Power
1896 – Plessy v. Ferguson Establishes Separate but Equal for Black America
1913 – 16th Amendment Creates the Income Tax
1913 – 17th Amendment Allows for the Popular Election of Senators
1918 – Prohibition and the 18th Amendment [27 minutes]
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Series Description: This series illustrates how the U.S. Constitution has protected the American people from the abuses of power and tyranny and how for over two centuries the principles set forth by the Constitution have empowered Americans to excel and aspire to greatness – great art, great literature, excellence and leadership in science and technology.
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