The new Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey finds that more than a third of respondents do not know what is in the First Amendment, and that only a quarter of Americans are able to name all three branches of government. We’ll discuss the survey’s findings, the importance of civic education, and take your questions about the Constitution.
Jack Rakove, professor of history, American studies and political science, Stanford University; author, “Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America”
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communication, Annenberg School for Communication; director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Resources Mentioned on Air:
- Civics Renewal Network
- The Madison-Jefferson Exchange on Ratification and the Bill of Rights (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
- Madison on “The Earth Belongs to the Living” (Founders Online: National Archives)