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America From Scratch

What if there were no states?

States: they're a fact of American life we take largely for granted. But why do we need them at all? Some experts believe that chopping up our country in a different way would make a lot more sense. So, if we started over today, would we keep the somewhat wacky geography of our states intact, or would we move to perhaps a more logical system that throws state lines out the window?

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Should it be illegal for Facebook to sell your data?

If we made “America From Scratch” today, would Facebook be in the Bill of Rights?
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Should the U.S. require half of its government to be female?

If we made “America From Scratch” today, would our government have a gender quota?
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Should we rewrite our constitution?

If we made “America From Scratch” today, who would write our constitution?
Season 1 Episode 4
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Should we have a president?

If we made “America From Scratch” today, would we have a president?
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Should 12-Year-Olds be Allowed to Vote?

If we made “America From Scratch” today, would 12-year-olds be allowed to vote?
Season 1 Episode 1
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