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Bill of Rights & YOU! First Amendment part 2: Petition, Speech, Press, Assembly (w/ Professor Erin Hawley) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! First Amendment part 2: Petition, Speech, Press, Assembly (w/ Professor Erin Hawley)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

The First Amendment protects our rights to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, petition the government for a redress of grievances, and peaceably assemble? In part 3 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Erin Hawley on the process for petitioning the government, where the idea to protect these unalienable rights originated, and using your 1st Amendment rights to make a change in your community or in the nation!

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Bill of Rights & YOU! First Amendment part 1: Freedom of Religion (w/ Professor Kevin Gutzman) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! First Amendment part 1: Freedom of Religion (w/ Professor Kevin Gutzman)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

What does it mean when the First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” also known as the freedom of religion? In part 2 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Tova Love Kaplan interview Professor Kevin Gutzman on the historical context of religious liberty in the United States, the First Amendment’s role as a Federalism provision, and more!

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Bill of Rights & YOU! History & Purpose of Bill of Rights (w/ Dr. David Bobb) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! History & Purpose of Bill of Rights (w/ Dr. David Bobb)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the Bill of Rights protects the rights of individuals and states, and the first ten amendments came to be! In part 1 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Student Ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Dr. David Bobb, President of the Bill of Rights Institute, on the historical context and purpose of the Bill of Rights!

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Electoral College for Kids! & “We Elect a President” (w/ Tara Ross) show art Electoral College for Kids! & “We Elect a President” (w/ Tara Ross)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

The electoral college system can be confusing, so we did a special episode - just for kids - on how the electoral college works! Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Student Ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Tara Ross, author of the children's book, “We Elect a President,” on why the electoral college was created and why it’s still important today!

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Who Are Electors, & What Do They Do? (w/ Christine Pelosi & Martha Jenkins) show art Who Are Electors, & What Do They Do? (w/ Christine Pelosi & Martha Jenkins)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How do electors get chosen for different states and parties, and what do they actually do in the electoral college? Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Christine Pelosi, 2016 California Democrat Elector, and Martha Jenkins, 2004 & 2016 North Carolina Republican Elector, on how they were each selected, their experiences as electors, the importance of civil civic conversations, and more! Livestreamed on 09/22/2020.

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Breaking Down The Constitution: Preamble & Constitutional Convention (w/ James D. Best) show art Breaking Down The Constitution: Preamble & Constitutional Convention (w/ James D. Best)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

What happened when delegates from all 13 states met to write the Constitution? In Part 7 of the “Breaking Down the Constitution” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, & Dakare Chatman interview author James D. Best on the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, how the Preamble serves as the “elevator pitch” for the Constitution, and more!

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Breaking Down The Constitution: Article VI & VII (w/ former US Solicitor General Paul Clement)  show art Breaking Down The Constitution: Article VI & VII (w/ former US Solicitor General Paul Clement)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the Founding Fathers made the Constitution the supreme law of the land via Article VI, and the outlined Constitution’s ratification process in Article VII! In Part 6 of the “Breaking Down the Constitution” series, Janine Turner, Jeanette Kraynak, and Lisa Williams interview former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement on the history of the supremacy clause and the scope of federal government, how the courts and justices have interpreted Article VI, and more!

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Breaking Down The Constitution: Article IV & V (w/ Tom Jipping)  show art Breaking Down The Constitution: Article IV & V (w/ Tom Jipping)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the Founding Fathers laid the groundwork for relationships between the states and the federal government in Article IV, and the processes for amending the Constitution in Article V! In Part 5 of the “Breaking Down the Constitution” series, Cathy Gillespie and Tova Love Kaplan interview Heritage Foundation’s Tom Jipping on the amendment process, convention of states, and setting forth republican form of government in the states!

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Breaking Down The Constitution: Article III (w/ Professor Joerg Knipprath)  show art Breaking Down The Constitution: Article III (w/ Professor Joerg Knipprath)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the Judicial Branch’s responsibilities are enumerated in Article III, and what powers “We, the People” granted the Supreme Court and federal courts! In Part 4 of the “Breaking Down the Constitution” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Professor Joerg Knipprath on the historical and modern role of the judicial branch, including the establishment of district and circuit courts, the history behind having nine Supreme Court Justices, and judicial

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Breaking Down The Constitution: Article II pt. 2 (w/ Hillsdale Professor William Morrisey)  show art Breaking Down The Constitution: Article II pt. 2 (w/ Hillsdale Professor William Morrisey)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the Executive Branch’s responsibilities are enumerated in Article II of the Constitution, and what powers “We, the People” have granted the President! In Part 3 of “Breaking Down the Constitution,” Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Wyatt & Jonah Hensley interview Hillsdale Prof. William Morrisey on the historical and modern role of the executive branch, including the elector selection process, treaties vs. executive agreements, and the removal process outlined in Section 4

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How do electors get chosen for different states and political parties, and what do they actually do in the electoral college? Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Student Ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Christine Pelosi, 2016 California Democrat Elector, and Martha Jenkins, 2004 & 2016 North Carolina Republican Elector, on how they were each selected, what their experiences as electors were like, the importance of civil civic conversations in politics, and more!

Livestreamed on 09/22/2020. Sign up for our next Constitutional Chat via Zoom at https://www.constitutingamerica.org