The Preamble Kid Vid
The Preamble - One Minute Version
14th Amendment - Blue or Green?
Through an illustrated children's book, Am I Blue or Am I Green/Azul o verde. ¿Cúal soy yo?, this video explains the importance of the 14th Amendment for citizen children living in mixed-status families. This video shares the beauty of a bicultural life of a citizen child and the child's fears that his parents might face deportation someday. Tolteca Press provided the book.
Three Rights Guaranteed by the 8th Amendment
Attorney Alex Landon discusses three rights guaranteed by the 8th Amendment - no excessive bail, no excessive fines, and no infliction of cruel or unusual punishment. He cites current events and Supreme Court decisions that have expanded these rights more recently.
The First Amendment
First Amendment and Speech in School
Judge Stiven explores free speech rights on the school campus for teachers and students. It is designed to provoke discussion about these rights and the meaning of reasonable restrictions of speech on campus. For a more detailed look into this topic, see: "First Amendment and Speech in School: Extended Version
The Fourth Amendment
The Fifth Amendment
The Sixth Amendment
The 13th Amendment
Frederick Douglass' Defense of the Constitution
Professor O'Byrn discusses Frederick Douglass' 1860's defense of the Constitution as an anti-slavery document. It references the fugitive slave aspects and 3/5th compromise. He also links Douglass to a long history of Black Americans utilizing the Constitution in a struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
The Fourteenth Amendment