A More or Less Perfect Union: Madison, Jefferson & Books

A More or Less Perfect Union: Madison, Jefferson & Books

Here we are in Philadelphia, in the summer of 1787. The states are disunited. The economy is in depression. And other nations walk all over us. And no one has a solution. Except this man. Five-foot four, 36, and hyper prepared: James Madison. He’d already helped write the constitution of Virginia when he was all […]

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A More or Less Perfect Union – Trailer

A More or Less Perfect Union – Trailer

The Constitution protects us from an overreaching government. It’s the set of rules that our, that our country ideally adheres to. It’s a collective we. For more than two centuries, Americans have fought to establish liberty, expand liberty. And preserve liberty. Government has to explain itself to individuals, not the other way around. That’s the […]

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Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9

Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9

Hi, I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History, and now that we have a Constitution, it’s actually United States history. Today we’re going to look at the birth of America’s pastime. No, Stan, not baseball. Not football. Not eating. I mean politics, which in America has been adversarial since its very beginnings, […]

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