Constitution Usa With Peter Sagal

Created Equal

Season 1, Episode 3 of 4

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.
5/22/2013
2 a.m.
7/10/2014
8 p.m.
7/11/2014
2 a.m.
7/13/2014
4 p.m.
7/14/2014
3 a.m.
7/17/2014
2 p.m.
6/29/2016
2 p.m.
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