Great Conversations: America's Constitutional Crisis

Viewing the original Constitution
An eighth grade student at the Lab School in Washington, DC, views the original United States Constitution.
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Since WWII, America has faced a constitutional crisis over the roles of the legislative and executive branches. Most recently, the Bush administration's handling of "enemy combatants" led to inter-branch disputes.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, and University of Minnesota political science professor Larry Jacobs discuss what the constitution says about the American model of governance.

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