Item Details

The First Amendment [electronic resource]

Cambridge Educational (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This program from the acclaimed Cambridge Educational series The Amendments to the Constitution thoroughly analyzes the history and text of the First Amendment. Experts, including Dr. Nadine Strossen, President of the American Civil Liberties Union, discuss their interpretation of the Amendment and the freedoms it guarantees. Numerous court cases are cited, including those that led to the "clear and present danger" test and the "Brandenburg Standard" in determining free speech. The history of the freedom of the press is detailed, citing the "Pentagon Papers Case" (New York Times Company v. the U.S., 1971) as well as cases involving "prior restraint" and the Minnesota Gag Law.
Release Date
2005
Run Time
20 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Amendments 1-10: The Bill of Rights
The Amendments to the Constitution: Bill of Rights and Beyond
Amendments 1-10 (New York, N.Y.)
Amendments to the Constitution
Contents
  • America's Constitution (1:37)
  • First Amendment Freedoms (3:12)
  • U.S. Supreme Court and Religion (2:55)
  • U.S. Supreme Court and Speech (4:30)
  • Freedom of the Press (3:50)
  • Right to Assembly and Petition (2:52)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c1998.
Publisher no.
  • 8099s Films Media Group
  • 8100 Films Media Group
  • 8188s Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (20 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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