14th Amendment with Jeffrey Rosen

What makes the Fourteenth Amendment relevant to today's America? Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, attempts to answer the question by walking through the clauses of the Reconstruction-era amendment. Due process, reproductive rights, and civil rights are all bound up in this particular amendment to the Constitution. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with the National Constitution Center's website to read along with an interactive Fourteenth Amendment activity
  • Use to review the importance of the Fourteenth Amendment in American history
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a larger series exploring the Constitution
  • Scholars may need some background on the Fourteenth Amendment to fully understand the video
Pros

  • Video is short and adaptable to a variety of classes
  • Modern examples engage learners' interest
Cons

  • None