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The Amendments & YOU! 25th Amendment (w/ Hans von Spakovsky) show art The Amendments & YOU! 25th Amendment (w/ Hans von Spakovsky)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the 25th Amendment established the official procedures for Presidential Disability and Succession! Continuing our “The Amendments and YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Tova Love Kaplan interview Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky on what the executive branch had done in the event of Presidential incapacity before the ratification of the 25th Amendment in 1967, and exactly what powers the 25th Amendment grants to the Vice President, the Cabinet, and Congress.

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The Amendments & YOU! 23rd & 24th Amendments (w/ Ken Cuccinelli) show art The Amendments & YOU! 23rd & 24th Amendments (w/ Ken Cuccinelli)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the 23rd Amendment allocated electoral college votes to the residents of the District of Columbia, and how the 24th Amendment abolished the use of poll taxes to stop citizens from exercising their right to vote. Continuing our “The Amendments and YOU!” series, Cathy Gillespie and Tova Love Kaplan interview former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on these two largely bipartisan amendments, which both stemmed from the Civil Rights Movement.

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The Amendments & YOU! 19th Amendment (w/ Tammy Bruce) show art The Amendments & YOU! 19th Amendment (w/ Tammy Bruce)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the 19th Amendment changed women’s roles in the voting booth and in American society! Continuing our “The Amendments and YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Tova Love Kaplan interview Tammy Bruce on the suffrage movement, the importance of education and confidence for young women, and how we can continue to increase women’s involvement in government and industry leadership.

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The Amendments & YOU! 18th & 21st Amendments (w/ Dr. Gordon Lloyd) show art The Amendments & YOU! 18th & 21st Amendments (w/ Dr. Gordon Lloyd)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the 18th Amendment prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors,” and the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment and returned control of liquor laws to state and local governments. Continuing our “The Amendments and YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Tova Love Kaplan interview Dr. Gordon Lloyd on the temperance movement, impacts on interstate commerce and federalism, and how the 21st Amendment is unique in its Constitutional impact.

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The Amendments & YOU! 14th Amendment (w/ Professor Randy Barnett) show art The Amendments & YOU! 14th Amendment (w/ Professor Randy Barnett)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the 14th Amendment ensured citizenship and equal protection of the laws in the aftermath of the Civil War, and how it still serves to protect citizens today! Continuing our “The Amendments and YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Professor Randy Barnett on the 14th Amendment’s context in history and its role in current events and systems, such as the COVID-19 pandemic mask debate, the criminal justice process, and interstate commerce.

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The Amendments & YOU! 16th & 17th Amendments (w/ Dr. Gordon Lloyd) show art The Amendments & YOU! 16th & 17th Amendments (w/ Dr. Gordon Lloyd)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

Beginning our discussion of the “Progressive Era” Amendments with how the 16th Amendment allowed a federal income tax, and the 17th Amendment changed the way U.S. Senators are selected for office to direct election. Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Dr. Gordon Lloyd on how these amendments drastically increased the power of the national government by allowing Congress to levy its own taxes and removing state legislatures from the process of selecting Senators

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The Amendments & YOU! 13th & 15th Amendments (w/ Stacy Washington) show art The Amendments & YOU! 13th & 15th Amendments (w/ Stacy Washington)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the 13th Amendment abolished slavery and the 15th Amendment prohibited denying citizens the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Continuing our “The Amendments and YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and student ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Stacy Washington on how these two amendments aimed to protect the rights and equality of recently emancipated slaves and persons of all races.

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Bill of Rights & YOU! Passing the Bill of Rights (w/ Professor Brion McClanahan) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! Passing the Bill of Rights (w/ Professor Brion McClanahan)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

Happy Bill of Rights Day! In part 10, the final installment, of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Cathy Gillespie and student ambassador Tova Love Kaplan interview Professor Brion McClanahan on the ratification process of the Bill of Rights, what proposed amendments were not ratified, and how the Bill of Rights as a whole protects Americans to this day.

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Bill of Rights & YOU! 9th & 10th Amendments (w/ George Landrith) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! 9th & 10th Amendments (w/ George Landrith)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How do the 9th and 10th Amendments limit the power of the national government via the principles of federalism? In part 9 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and student ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview George Landrith on how these two amendments protect the rights of the people and reserve power to the state governments.

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Bill of Rights & YOU! 6th, 7th, & 8th Amendments (w/ Judge Michael Warren) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! 6th, 7th, & 8th Amendments (w/ Judge Michael Warren)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How does the Bill of Rights outline the rights of the accused and protect those working through the justice system? In part 8 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Judge Michael Warren on how both civil and criminal cases proceed through the court system, the role and selection of a jury, and what constitutes excessive bail for those charged, and fines and punishments for those found guilty.

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How Federalist 62 warned against long and confusing laws! Actress Janine Turner, Constituting America Student Ambassador Tova Love Kaplan, and Peter Roff interview Professor Joseph Knippenberg on Federalist Paper #62, which discusses the setup of the Senate.

Livestreamed on 07/07/2020. Sign up for our next Constitutional Chat via Zoom at https://www.constitutingamerica.org