Item Details

The Constitution: Fixed or Flexible?

Annenberg Learner (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This program examines the search for balance between the original Constitution and the need to interpret and adjust it to meet the needs of changing times. It explains the original Jeffersonian-Madisonian debate, the concept of checks and balances, and the stringent procedures for amending the Constitution.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
28 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Originally released by Annenberg Learner (Firm), 2003.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 17, 2016.
Variant Title
Fixed or Flexible?
Series
Democracy in America
Democracy in America (New York, N.Y.)
Contents
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment? (6:47)
  • Veto! (8:02)
  • Battle for the Ballot (3:52)
  • Battle for the Ballot, Part 2 (4:43)
  • Final Thoughts (2:05)
  • Credits: The Constitution: Fixed or Flexible? -Democracy in America (0:59)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : Annenberg Learner (Firm), [2003]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, 2016.
Publisher no.
  • 113272s Films Media Group
  • 113274 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (27 min., 41 sec.)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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