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Episode of Constitution Usa With Peter Sagal

Created Equal

Season 1, Episode 3 of 4
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The high ideals of the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal" didn't make it into the Constitution in 1787. It took three-quarters of a century, and a bloody civil war, before the Fourteenth Amendment of 1868 made equality a constitutional right and gave the federal government the power to enforce it. The far-reaching changes created by that amendment established new notions of citizenship, equal protection, due process and personal liberty. Today, those notions are being used to fight for same-sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action and immigration reform.

Previously Aired

day time channel
5/21/2013 9 p.m. PBS HD
5/22/2013 2 a.m. PBS HD
7/10/2014 8 p.m. UA Channel
7/11/2014 2 a.m. UA Channel
7/13/2014 4 p.m. UA Channel
7/14/2014 3 a.m. UA Channel
7/17/2014 2 p.m. UA Channel

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