Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: It's A Free Country

About This Episode


Ask Americans what the Constitution’s most important feature is and most will say it’s the guarantees of liberty in the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments of the Constitution. Although fiercely proud of the freedoms granted them, Americans continue to argue about what those basic rights are and how they can be sustained in a changing world. Should rights stay the same or evolve over time?

In It's a Free Country, Peter Sagal explores the history of the Bill of Rights and why each one was included. He’ll look at several important rights cases in American history, involving freedom of speech, religion and counsel, and cases that have expanded or enforced basic liberties. Sagal will also learn how technology, particularly the internet, is challenging our right to privacy.