Constitutional Principles Videos

These videos are possible through the generous support of the Jack Miller Center.

Separation of Powers

Do you understand why separation of powers is important for protecting our freedom? This short, engaging video focuses on the constitutional principle of separation of powers. Clear definitions and graphics, an engaging historical narrative, brief scholar interviews, and memorable quotes will make this 6-minute video perfect for use any time of the year! A short viewing guide is also available to guide you through the content. For in-depth exploration of this principle, including primary sources and additional, resources, click here.

Consent of the Governed

Do you understand the principle of consent of the governed? This short, engaging video focuses on the constitutional principle of consent of the governed through American history. Clear definitions and graphics, an engaging historical narrative, brief scholar interviews, and memorable quotes will make this 6-minute video perfect for use any time of the year! A short viewing guide is also available to guide you through the content. For in-depth exploration of this principle, including primary sources and additional, resources, click here.

 Rule of Law Video

Do you understand why the rule of law is important for maintaining free society? This short, engaging video focuses on the constitutional principle of the rule of law. Exciting visuals from current events, an engaging historical narrative, brief scholar interviews, and memorable quotes will make this 8-minute video perfect for use any time of the year! A short viewing guide is also available to guide you through the content. For in-depth exploration of this principle, including primary sources and additional, resources, click here.

Representative Government Video

You’ve told us that students often confuse republics and democracies. We created a short, engaging video on the constitutional principle of representative government. Exciting visuals from current events, an engaging historical narrative, brief scholar interviews, familiar music, and memorable quotes will make this 7-minute video a hit with students! A short viewing guide is also available to guide your students through the content. If you can’t access YouTube in your classroom – watch the video on TeacherTube. For in-depth exploration of this principle, including primary sources and additional, resources, click here.