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VIDEO: Don’t Be Cruel and Unusual, Says the Eighth Amendment

                            A president can be impeached for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” but the U.S. Constitution doesn’t specify what those are. This caused a bitter partisan fight during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.   Interpreting the Constitution is not an easy job for the Supreme Court. Some meanings come….Read more

VIDEO: Declaration of Independence: A Radical Document

Do you understand the Declaration of Independence beyond the fact that it divorced the American colonies from Great Britain? Today its words seem routine, but it’s hard to overstate how radical those ideas were at the time! Every revolution since America’s has been inspired by the words “all men are created equal.”  That idea about universal human rights was rejected….Read more

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