What do the Jan. 6th attacks tell us about our democracy?
Yale historian Joanne Freeman reflects on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attacks.
What do the Jan. 6th attacks tell us about our democracy? Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union
On the two year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, Yale historian Joanne Freeman reflects on the enduring legacy left behind by the attack on the Capitol, and what it means for our democracy now: "What the lying did, what the erosion of faith in the democratic process did, was teach people to not trust the electoral process. "
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Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union
Follow the pursuit of democracy from the Revolutionary War through recurring cycles of civil rights progress and backlash, the 2021 Capitol riot and beyond. Explore the impact of voter rights and a civics curriculum on engaged and informed citizens.
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