Episode II: It's a Free Country (Rights)

Ask Americans what the Constitution’s most important feature is, and most will say it’s the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights.  In this episode, Peter Sagal explores the history of the Bill of Rights, and also takes on several stories ripped from the headlines, involving freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and right to privacy. Let’s take a closer look and see how freedom is defined for “We the People” as well as you the citizen.

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