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What is a good video about the founding fathers (of the US)?

I am teaching a college-level introductory government class and need to include content about the Founding Fathers and their views on government. My expertise is in environmental law/policy, which is where most of the class will focus, but I do need to cover the traditional constitution-writing, independence-declaring stuff as well. I already have readings (from Zinn, and also a mainstream textbook) but I would like a compelling video about the founding fathers - and, hopefully, their disparate and conflicting viewpoints - to round out our first week. I was thinking of PBS or something like that, but I'm having a hard time finding anything that is 1) long enough, 2) not too long (>60 minutes), and 3) college level. Any ideas?
posted by Princess Blueberry on Sep 8, 2015 - 8 answers

Not libertarianism, not socialism, something completely different

Where would I go to collaborate on re-architecting government? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Nov 27, 2011 - 6 answers

The power to tax is the power to destroy

Does the 'use tax' charged by states for purchases made outside their borders violate the commerce clause? [more inside]
posted by mullingitover on Mar 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Reading an unwritten constitution?

Reading an unwritten constitution? [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Mar 29, 2007 - 14 answers

I want my habeas corpus

How, with our system of law, can the Military Commissions Act be repealed? [more inside]
posted by frecklefaerie on Oct 1, 2006 - 25 answers

Single minded political activism

Political Activism Question: I want to oppose the marriage amendment. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Jun 5, 2006 - 10 answers

US drafted constitutions?

Besides Japan and Iraq, what other countries have constitutions that were drafted either by or under the direction or assistance of the U.S. (or allied occupation made up of at least the U.S.)? [more inside]
posted by sublivious on Oct 30, 2005 - 13 answers

How is the U.S. government getting away with 'free speech' zones? That seems clearly unconstitutional.

WhatAmIMissingFilter: I've been waiting for an optimum time to ask this on the main page in an appropriate thread, but the opportunity hasn't arisen. Thus: Exactly HOW is the government getting away with enforcing these so-called "free speech" zones? Allowing for reasonable public safety measures, it's still clearly at odds with the constitution. (I'm sure places like Planned Parenthood would dearly "love" to relocate protesters to a deserted roped-off area 6 blocks away.) Is it just that no one has called them on it yet?
posted by RavinDave on Jul 26, 2004 - 22 answers

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