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Juneteenth: Exploring Freedom’s Stories

What is the story of Juneteenth? Why do we celebrate this newly designated federal holiday, and how is it connected to one of the most cherished American ideals: freedom? This film explores the history of Juneteenth and illustrates how and why freedom and citizenship were intertwined, as well as how the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution changed and expanded the definition of citizenship and the rights of all American citizens.

(27 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

Why is all this free? is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan program of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

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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