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Historic Bill of Rights
This collection of three films explores various aspects of both the Bill of Rights and the GI Bill of Rights in the United States in the mid-20th century.
The first film is the GI Bill of Rights. This issue of the Army-Navy Screen Magazine deals with the G.I. Bill of Rights (Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944) after World War II. It includes detailed voiceover narration about the history of the bill and includes a great selection of archival footage of soldiers returning home after World War I and shows a variety of reenactments of soldiers receiving the benefits offered by the bill.
The second film is Our Bill of Rights (1949) - This fictional film shows our elder statesmen debating the addition of the first ten amendments to the constitution - our Bill of Rights. It portrays George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other famous historical characters who played a pivotal role in the shaping of this historical document.
The third film is It's Everybody's Business (1950s) - This animated cartoon shows how the Bill of Rights is an integral part of of the ideals of capitalism that drive the engine of America's huge productivy leaps during this period.
This DVD has a runtime of approximately 49 minutes.
Here are some sample images from the DVD
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