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Why Does the Constitution Matter? with Anastasia Boden Viewing Guide

Part I: Viewing Guide

As you view the video, answer the following questions.

  1. What is Ms. Boden’s job?
  2. Why does Ms. Boden believe we should continue to study the Constitution?
  3. What are Ms. Boden’s two favorite parts of the Constitution?
  4. Why does she say these are important?
  5. What are the two types of due process discussed?

Part II: Questions for Discussion

After you view the video, discuss the following.

  1. Why might it be problematic to try and list out every right in the Constitution?
  2. Since not every right is considered to be “listed” in the Constitution, how does the government work to better define the rights protected in the Constitution?
  3. What opportunities do we have as citizens regarding the Constitution?
  4. Why is it important that we look back to the text of the Constitution today?

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