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U.S. History | World History | Government and Current Issues

U.S. History

The Mayflower Compact(3,1:86)
John Peter Zenger and Freedom of the Press(22:3:06)
John Adams and the Boston Massacre Trials(16,1:99)
The Declaration of Independence and Natural Rights(16,4:00)
The Federalist Papers (3,1:86)
The Articles of Confederation(21:4:05)
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom(26:1:10)
The Major Debates at the Constitutional Convention(25:2:09)
The Alien and Sedition Acts(19,4:03)
The Southern “Black Codes” of 1865–66(15,2:99)
Indian Removal: The Cherokees, Jackson, and the Trail of Tears(21,1:04)
Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Monopoly (16,2:00)
Progressives and the Era of Trustbusting (23:1:07) 
The Income Tax Amendment(11,3:95) 
Sex, Crime, and Jazz-Age Journalism(11,1:94) 
Sacco and Vanzetti(23:2:07)  
The Scopes Trial(22:2:06)
Free Press v. Fair Trial: The Lindbergh Baby KidnapingCase (10,1:93)
FDR Tries to “Pack” the Supreme Court(10,4:94) 
Wartime and the Bill of Rights: The Korematsu Case(18,3:02)
Mendez v. Westminster: Paving the Way to School Desegregation (23:2:07)

World History

The Hebrews and the Foundation of Western Law(16,4:00)
Solon Put Athens on the Road to Democracy(22:3:06)
The Edicts of Asoka(14,4:98)
Plato and The Republic(19,4:03) 
Aristotle: In Search of the Best Constitution(4,1:87) 
Plato and Aristotle on Tyranny and the Rule of Law(26:1:10)
The Law of Shi Huangdi, First Emperor of China(15,4:99) 
When Roman Law Ruled the Western World(17,4:01) 
The Origins of Islamic Law (15,1:98)
Canon Law: Medieval Europe’s Legal System (27:2:11) 
St. Thomas Aquinas, Natural Law, and the Common Good(22:4:06) 
Witch Hunt(14,1:98)
Laws of the Indies: Spain and the Native Peoples of the New World(15,4:99)
Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, and Rousseau on Government(20,2:04)
The Code Napoleon (15,2:99)
Sir William Blackstone and the Common Law (27:1:11)
The Dreyfus Affair and the Press(11,1:94)
The German Weimar Republic: Why Did Democracy Fail?(21,3:05)
The Stalin Purges and “Shows Trials”(7,4:91)
The Suppression of Art in Nazi Germany(13,2:97)
Bringing Down an Empire: Gandhi and Civil Disobedience (16,3:00)

Government and Current Issues(organized by date, oldest first)

The 14th Amendment and the “Second Bill of Rights”(7,4:91)
Education and the 14th Amendment(7,4:91)
The New Supreme Court: Decisions to Come(8,1:91)
Should Hate Be Outlawed?(10,3:94)
Update on the Supreme Court(10,4:94)
Is a Fair Trial Possible in the Age of Mass Media?(11,1:94)
Development of Juvenile Justice System(11,2:95)
What Should We Do About Crime?(11,2:95)
The Adarand Case: Affirmative Action and Equal Protection(12,1:96)
Race and Representation(12,2:96)
Do We Need a Permanent International Criminal Court(12,3:96)
DNA, Lie Detector, and Voiceprint Evidence(13,3:97)
How Reliable Are Eyewitnesses?(13,3:97)
Separating Church and State(13,4:97)
Should Government Aid Students Attending Parochial Schools?(13,4:97)
The Battle Over Proposition 187(14,1:98)
Voters and Judges(14,2:98)
An Independent Judiciary(14,2:98)
Blasphemy! Salman Rushdie and Freedom of Expression(15,1:98)
The Death Penalty and Human Rights: Is the U.S. Out of Step?(15,2:99) 
Young People and the Internet: Issues of Censorship and Free Expression(15,4:99)
Should We Have the Right to Die?(16,1:99)
United States v. Microsoft(16,2:00)
The Rescue Movement: Pushing the Limits of Free Speech(16,3:00)
Animal Rights(16,4:00)
Should Students Have the Right to Lead Prayers at Public School Events?(17,1:00)
The Patriot Act: What Is the Proper Balance Between National Security and Individual Rights?(19,4:03)
Should We Take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?(20,4:04)
Detaining U.S. Citizens as Enemy Combatants(21,1:04)
Is Torture Ever Justified?(22:1:05)
More Monkey Trials: The Evolution Debate Goes Back to Court(22:2:06)
The National Security Agency’s Warrantless Wiretaps(22:3:06)
The Development of Antitrust Enforcement(23:1:07)
Media Mergers and the Public Interest(23:1:07)
“Justice as Fairness”: John Rawls and His Theory of Justice(23:3:07)
The Origins of Patent and Copyright Law (23:4:08)
Digital Piracy in the 21st Century(23:4:08)
Patenting Life(23:4:08)
Making It Easier to Vote vs. Guarding Against Election Fraud (24:2:08)