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A History of the U.S. Constitution

Constitutional Reform and Controversy (#108)

8: Constitutional Reform and Controversy
1961 – Supreme Court Prevents Illegal Search and Seizure with Mapp v. Ohio
1964 – Warren Court Strengthens “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” Through Miranda
1964 – 24th Amendment Prohibits Poll Taxes in Federal Elections
1967-92 – The 25th, 26th and 27th Amendments Reform America's Political Landscape
1973 – Roe v. Wade Extends Constitutional Right of Privacy
2000 – America Contests a Presidential Election [27 minutes] Closed Captioning

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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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