Ask us anything: The U.S. Constitution

A page from the U.S. Constitution
A page of the first printing of the United States Constitution is displayed at the offices of Sotheby's auction house in New York on Sept. 17, 2021.
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The president, members of Congress and many federal workers take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution — against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

But what does that mean? What’s actually in our founding document? 

If you grew up watching “School House Rock,” you likely can sing the preamble, but most of us can’t remember or quote the amendments. That not only affects our political conversations, but it also affects the job we do as citizens. 

As we mark the one year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection, we invite your questions about the U.S. Constitution.


  • Alan Rozenshtein is an associate professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure and courses on legislation and regulation and cybersecurity law. 

  • T. Anansi Wilson is an associate professor of constitutional and criminal law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. They teach courses in constitutional civil liberties and criminal procedure and seminars about sexuality, race and the law.

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.

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