Law and Politics Videos

What the law requires is not always fair or just or honorable. Politics is often polarizing. Stories in this collection help us to examine the highs and lows of "the law" over the centuries.

Being U.S. President, during America's Civil War, required Mr. Lincoln to make difficult strategic decisions.

Mikhael Gorbachev restored Alexander Solzhenitsyn's citizenship in 1990.

Stopping in the northern city of Magadan, which once was the center of brutal Stalinist forced-labor camps, Solzhenitsyn pays homage to the many peopl...

Alice Paul and Lucy Burns work hard to build their Congressional Committee.

Mistreated at the D.

Protesting the treatment of women, and still advocating for women's suffrage by reminding President Wilson of his own words (applied in a different co...

This replica of the Amistad was built at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut.

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CLIP CONTAINS GRAPHIC SCENES OF WAR AND DEPICTS FACIAL WAR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY SOLDIERS.

Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution, was no longer a young man when he returned from more than a decade of forced exile, in ea...

On the 20th of January, 2009, Barack H.

The American Constitution has a famous preamble, beginning with the words "We the People." Barney Fife has lots of trouble remember the words which fo...

At the beginning of 1917, the Russian city ofSt.

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