227. What Were The Articles of Confederation?

Before the Constitution was ratified, the newly formed United States was governed by a document called the Articles of Confederation. Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: Hi, Connor. Connor: You know, we’ve talked before on many episodes about the Constitution of the United States, but,  contrary to what some may believe there were things […]

138. What is the Fourteenth Amendment?

The Bill of Rights are popular for being the first ten ratified. But there are other important amendments too. Today Brittany and Connor discuss the Fourteenth Amendment and how it holds the states accountable to the Constitution. Link: Tenth Amendment Center  Definition: Jurisdiction  Equality Before the Law  Cases: Loving v. Virginia Here’s a transcript of […]

21. What is The Fourth Amendment?

Did you know you actually have a government right to privacy? Our Founding Fathers understood how dangerous it can be when a government is allowed to search a person, or their property like their home. To protect Americans from this, and other common government threats, the Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights, which includes […]