The Constitution Study Guide

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  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Learn all aspects of the U.S. Constitution using this Constitution Study Guide. Engaging video lessons discuss facts about what the Constitution covers and its amendments so you can prepare for history exams or supplement your research for a term paper or other project.
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Lesson 1 - What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20092].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20092].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Spread of Democratic Ideals During the Revolutionary War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21158].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21158].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality & Self-Government Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20088].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20088].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Core Principles of American Government Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20086].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20086].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The Rules of American Politics: Democracy, Constitutionalism & Capitalism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20090].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20090].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Types of Constitutional Government Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31451].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31451].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - The Evolution of American Federalism: 1787-1937 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19111].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19111].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Evolution of American Federalism: 1937-Present Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19927].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19927].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Ratification of the Constitution and the New U.S. Government Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1411].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1411].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1412].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1412].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1413].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1413].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Process of Amending the Constitution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21160].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21160].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Creating State Constitutions After the American Revolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1407].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1407].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Articles of Confederation: Strengths & Weaknesses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3621].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3621].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1410].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1410].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Elastic Clause of the Constitution: Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17772].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17772].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The First Amendment: Commercial Speech, Scrutiny & Restrictions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3548].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3548].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Right to Bear Arms: History, Pros & Cons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15089].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15089].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Fourth Amendment: Search & Seizure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14652].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14652].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Due Process & Taking the Fifth & Fourteenth Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3549].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3549].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The Equal Protection Clause in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3550].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3550].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Ninth Amendment: Rights Retained by People Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14653].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14653].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - 12th Amendment: Summary & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4332].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4332].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1478].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1478].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6111].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6111].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6114].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6114].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - The U.S.'s 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd Constitutional Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39833].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39833].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - The 24th Amendment: Description, Ratification & Impact Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22070].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22070].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - The 25th Amendment: Summary & Ratification Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39834].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39834].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 14 - What Was the 26th Amendment? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22071].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22071].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 15 - The 27th Amendment: Summary, History & Ratification Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39835].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39835].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 16 - The 7th Amendment: Definition, Summary & Court Cases Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17771].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17771].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 17 - What Is the 17th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17519].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17519].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 18 - The 16th Amendment: Definition, Summary & Ratification Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17553].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17553].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 19 - Phyllis Schlafly: Biography, Books & the Equal Rights Amendment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181735].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181735].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Constitutional Law? - Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5291].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5291].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - 'Necessary & Proper' and Interstate Commerce Clauses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5295].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5295].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Full Faith & Credit Clause: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6214].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6214].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Privileges & Immunities Clause: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6213].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6213].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Contracts Clause: Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6215].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6215].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5292].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5292].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Presidential Executive Order: Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5294].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5294].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Division of Powers Between the National Government and the States Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19113].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19113].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - What Is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities & Challenges Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19117].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19117].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - What Is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities & Challenges Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19116].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19116].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - The Speech or Debate Clause of the U.S. Constitution: Definition & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[451165].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[451165].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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