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The 19th Amendment: A Woman's Right to Vote

Voting is the most basic right of a citizen and the most important right in a democracy. When you vote, you are choosing the people who will make the laws. For almost a century and a half of our nation’s history, women were barred from exercising this fundamental right. This is a film about their long, difficult struggle to win the right to vote. It’s about citizenship, the power of the vote, and why women had to change the Constitution with the 19th Amendment to get the vote.

(25 min)

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Annenberg Guide to the Constitution

The original text is paired with an explanation of the meaning of each article and amendment, creating an excellent research tool for understanding our founding document.

A complete curriculum on the United States Constitution

Use this guide to find videos and games that connect to the articles and amendments in the Constitution. Also available as a PDF to download and print.

The Origin and Nature of the Constitution

Separation of Powers

Three Branches of Government

Article I: The Legislative Branch

Article II: The Executive Branch

Article III: The Judicial Branch

The Amendments and Landmark Cases

First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, Religion, and Press

Fourth Amendment: Freedom from Unreasonable Search and Seizure

Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Amendments: Juries and Trials

Sixth Amendment: Right to a Speedy Trial, Impartial Jury, Confrontation of Witnesses, and Counsel

Fourteenth Amendment: Due Process, Equal Protection, and Discrimination

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Our founder, Leonore Annenberg, believed that engaged and well-informed citizens are vital to making our government work at the local, state and federal levels. strives to help develop citizens who demand and support a functioning democracy, realizing Mrs. Annenberg's vision of generations who will go out and fulfill their civic calling.

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