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Built to Last

In this last episode, Sagal travels to Iceland, where after the country’s economic collapse, leaders decided to create a new constitution, looking to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Sagal to consider why our own founding document has lasted more than 225 years.
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  • Melissa D

    I know Peter will do a great job. I’m excited about this show!

  • JimboUS

    Great introduction to the US Constitution and the convoluted and unfair Supreme Court interpretation of the Commerce Clause in 1942.

    It’s high time that the SC reverse itself on this tortuous interpretation of the Commerce Clause.

    This series shows the importance of every American to own a copy of this magnificent document and refer to it often.

    There should be free copies distributed to all students at all American schools in late grammar or middle school with quizzes, tests, and essays on it given at each grade to high school graduation.

    America would be a much better place if all its residents were thoroughly and intimately involved with this document.

  • mary

    I think this series is awesome – it’s inspired me to print out the constitution along with the bill of rights and the rest of the amendments and studying it at my leisure. I’ve always thought our educational system has been sadly lacking in concentrating on how this one document really does define the U.S. I really think every public high school in the U.S. should require one full year’s course in the teaching of this document and its applications to our day to day lives. This program would be a very good teaching guide to start it off -

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About Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s "Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!" travels across the country to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t… how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart.
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