Slavery | Constitution 101

Examine the history of slavery in America by looking at the complex, and often hypocritical views of slavery by the #FoundingFathers and slavery’s relationship with America’s founding documents. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, explains how the #Constitution and its amendments and the Declaration of Independence have been used as tools for abolition and civil rights throughout American history. #Constitution101 This video is part of the NEW Constitution 101 course and curriculum. Teachers, check out the “Slavery in America: From the Founding to America’s Second Founding” unit of the full 15-week curriculum: For the self-guided course and related videos, visit: Visit our media library to discover more online classes, podcasts, and Town Hall conversations: Subscribe to the National Constitution Center on YouTube: Follow the National Constitution Center on social media! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Sign up for our newsletter:—7rRBAsT4f5B7IV2UbsNZFPIVvYFY1ZtLK4zENNfTuda3Z_WJBoefPS8mnvM8KMyfAOq4