By the 1920s, a majority of the US population lived in cities rather than in rural areas. In this video, Kim explores the economic opportunities cities offered to women, migrants, and immigrants, as well as the passage of new immigration restrictions.
A deep dive into Article III of the Constitution, which establishes the judicial branch of the government, including the Supreme Court. In this video, Kim discusses Article III with scholars Richard Garnett and Jeffrey Rosen.
A deep dive into Article II of the US Constitution, which establishes the powers of the president. In this video, Kim discusses Article II with scholars Michael Gerhardt and Sai Prakash.
A deep dive into Article IV of the Constitution, which lays out how federalism, the system of shared governance between states and the federal government, works in practice. In this video, Kim discusses Article IV with scholars Gabriel Chin and Erin Hawley.
A deep dive into Article I of the US Constitution, which describes the roles and powers of Congress. In this video, Kim discusses Article I with scholars Heather Gerken and Ilya Somin.
A deep dive into Article VII, which established the conditions for the ratification of the US Constitution. In this video, Kim discusses Article VII with scholars Mark Graber and Michael Rappaport.
A deep dive into Article VI, which acts as the "glue" of the Constitution, holding together the new United States through a shared commitment to the Constitution's principles. In this video, Kim discusses Article VI with scholars Michael Ramsey and Kermit Roosevelt.
A deep dive into Article V of the US Constitution, which establishes the amendment process. In this video, Kim discusses Article V with scholars Michael Rappaport and David Strauss.
Before the United States had the Constitution, it had the Articles of Confederation, a much weaker government that lasted from 1777 to 1789. In this video, Kim and Leah discuss the pros and cons of the Articles, and the reasons they were discarded in favor of a new Constitution.
A deep dive into Baker v. Carr, a Supreme Court case concerning equality in voting districts. Decided in 1962, the ruling established the standard of "one person, one vote" and opened the door for the Court to rule on districting cases. In this video, Kim discusses the case with Professor Guy-Uriel Charles and former Solicitor General Theodore Olson.
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution are known as the "Bill of Rights." These amendments protect individual liberties and limit the power of the federal government.
A deep dive into Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, a Supreme Court case decided in 1954. It ended the doctrine of "separate but equal" and brought an end to racial segregation in schools. In this video, Kim discusses the case with scholars Michael McConnell and Theodore Shaw.
How did events in the years after 1980 affect national identity in the United States? In this video, Kim discusses changes in US foreign policy, economics, and politics, attempting to place the developments of this era into a broader historical context.
How has the citizenship status and voting rights of indigenous people changed over time in the United States? Created by Kimberly Kutz.