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Lectures on the Bill of Rights

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The following videos were recorded at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where Gordon Lloyd spoke with a group of teachers about the creation of the Bill of Rights. Each lecture is under an hour, and focuses on a particular phase of the document’s origins or creation, or a specific aspect of its meaning. You can also subscribe to the audio for each of these sessions through iTunes by clicking here.

Session 1: The English and Colonial Origins of the Bill of Rights

Session 2: State Origins of the Bill of Rights

Session 3: The Constitution is a Bill of Rights

Session 4: Constitutional Ratification

Session 5: The First Congress and the Bill of Rights

Session 6: James Madison, Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights