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Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union

Follow the pursuit of democracy from the Revolutionary War through recurring cycles of civil rights progress and backlash, the 2021 Capitol riot and beyond. Explore the impact of voter rights and a civics curriculum on engaged and informed citizens.

Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union

1h 55m

Follow the pursuit of democracy from the Revolutionary War through recurring cycles of civil rights progress and backlash, the 2021 Capitol riot and beyond. Explore the impact of voter rights and a civics curriculum on engaged and informed citizens.

Episodes

  • Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union

    S1 E1 - 1h 55m

    Follow the pursuit of democracy from the Revolutionary War through recurring cycles of civil rights progress and backlash, the 2021 Capitol riot and beyond. Explore the impact of voter rights and a civics curriculum on engaged and informed citizens.

Extras + Features

  • Democracy is a lot more fragile than many thought: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Democracy is a lot more fragile than many thought

    S1 E1 - 51s

    The January 6 Capitol Riots revealed that democracy is more fragile than many realized. Historian Joanne Freeman and journalist Jelani Cobb discuss the ongoing conflicts American democracy faces in the aftermath of those riots.

  • Preserving Democracy Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preserving Democracy Preview

    S1 E1 - 30s

    Follow the pursuit of democracy from the Revolutionary War through recurring cycles of civil rights progress and backlash, the 2021 Capitol riot and beyond. Explore the impact of voter rights and a civics curriculum on engaged and informed citizens.

  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Discusses Jan. 6, 2021: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Discusses Jan. 6, 2021

    S1 E1 - 1m 36s

    Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Discusses January 6, 2021 with Margaret Hoover, host of PBS' "Firing Line with Margaret Hoover." He explains that in the days before the deadly riot at the United States Capitol, he was getting death threats and other threatening messages that directly targeted him.

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