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What if we made "America From Scratch" today rather than 250 years ago? Would 12-year-olds be allowed to vote? What if there were no states? Host Toussaint Morrison joins the PBS Digital Studios family to ask these big questions and celebrate the incredible opportunities represented by our ongoing American experiment. Produced by Rewire as part of the Twin Cities PBS "In It Together" initiative.

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7:51
America From Scratch

Do We Elect Narcissistic Leaders?

What would happen if we selected our leaders randomly, like we select jurors?
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America From Scratch

Should Shelter Be a Right?

Should we ensure life, liberty, and shelter for all citizens?
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America From Scratch

What if Protesting Was Illegal?

What if Protesting Was Illegal?
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9:33
America From Scratch

Should We Pay People to Move to Mars?

How long until people are living on Mars, and how will we convince them to go there?
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10:49
America From Scratch

Should the USA Build a Wall on BOTH of its Borders?

The Mexican border has dominated headlines, but what about our border with Canada?
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10:18
America From Scratch

Should we police our police?

Should we raise the national standard for when police can use lethal force?
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8:04
America From Scratch

Should we have more than 2 major political parties?

If we made “America From Scratch” today, would we outlaw political parties or add more?
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8:56
America From Scratch

Should we make voting mandatory?

If we made “America From Scratch” today, would we have compulsory voting?
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8:14
America From Scratch

Should we have mandatory military service?

If we made “America From Scratch” today, would we have a national conscription?
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7:34
America From Scratch

Should we elect our Supreme Court Justices?

If we started America from scratch today, would we elect our Supreme Court justices?
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