The Constitution EXPLAINED: Video Series

This comprehensive series of 35 short videos explains the text, history, and relevance of the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, and additional amendments in everyday language. Each video is assignable and ends with a call-to-action question, prompting learners to further explore the topics.

Developed in partnership with the Center for Civic Education, and with the invaluable contributions of constitutional scholar Linda R. Monk, JD.

This video series was made possible by Kenneth C. Griffin.


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    Constitution EXPLAINED: Votes for Young People

    The Twenty-Sixth Amendment protected the right to vote for citizens between the ages of 18 to 21.
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    Constitution EXPLAINED: No Tax on Voting

    The Twenty-Fourth Amendment banned poll taxes in federal elections.
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    Constitution EXPLAINED: Votes for D.C.

    The Twenty-Third Amendment allowed citizens in the nation’s capital to vote for President.
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    Constitution EXPLAINED: Votes for Women

    The Nineteenth Amendment protected the right to vote for women nationwide.
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    Constitution EXPLAINED: Prohibition and Repeal

    The Eighteenth and Twenty-First Amendments regulated the production, sale, and transportation of alcohol in the United States.
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    Constitution EXPLAINED: The Income Tax

    The Sixteenth Amendment made income taxes an official part of the Constitution.
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    Constitution EXPLAINED: Votes for All Men

    The Fifteenth Amendment prohibited discrimination in voting based on race.
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    Constitution EXPLAINED: Equal Protection of the Laws

    The Fourteenth Amendment applies equal protection of the law.
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    Constitution EXPLAINED: Expanding the Bill of Rights

    The Fourteenth Amendment nationalized the Bill of Rights.
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    Constitution EXPLAINED: Defining Citizenship

    The Fourteenth Amendment defined citizenship in the Constitution.