Why Does the Constitution Matter? with Anastasia Boden Viewing Guide
Part I: Viewing Guide
As you view the video, answer the following questions.
- What is Ms. Boden’s job?
- Why does Ms. Boden believe we should continue to study the Constitution?
- What are Ms. Boden’s two favorite parts of the Constitution?
- Why does she say these are important?
- What are the two types of due process discussed?
Part II: Questions for Discussion
After you view the video, discuss the following.
- Why might it be problematic to try and list out every right in the Constitution?
- 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?
- What opportunities do we have as citizens regarding the Constitution?
- Why is it important that we look back to the text of the Constitution today?