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Produced by NBC News Learn, the educational division of NBC News, in partnership with the US Capitol Historical Society, “We the People” is an original five-part video series that explores the US Constitution. Follow a group of middle schoolers on a tour of Washington, DC, as they learn about the system of government it created and some of the lesser-known figures that made it all happen.

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We the People: National Archives
Once a vision for the United States of America, crafted by our founding fathers, the Declaration of Independence is preserved as living proof of our history at the National Archives and Records Administration.

We the People: The White House
The president of the United States serves as the chief executive and commander of the armed forces, all defined in Article II of the Constitution as the executive branch.

We the People: U.S. Capitol
Of the three branches of our government, many believe that the most important is the one directly elected by "We the People": the legislative branch, represented by the two houses of the U.S. Congress at the Capitol building.

We the People: George Mason
The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as our Bill of Rights, which serve as a guarantee for our freedoms. But these amendments almost didn't happen.

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Step onto any school campus and you'll feel its energy. Each school is turbocharged with the power of young minds, bodies, hearts and spirits.

Here on the Western Slope, young citizens are honing and testing their skills to take on a rapidly changing world. Largely thanks to technology, they are in the midst of the most profound seismic shift the world has ever seen.

Perhaps no time in our history has it been more important to know what our youth are thinking, feeling and expressing.

The Sentinel is proud to spotlight some of their endeavors. Read on to see how some thoroughly modern students are helping learners of all ages connect with notable figures of the past.

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