America From Scratch

America’s founders faced a question rare in human history—if we designed a government from scratch, what would it look like? Their answer shaped the world we live in today.

America From Scratch” is an educational YouTube series from Rewire and PBS Digital Studios that explores what might be different if we took on the same thought experiment as the founders. What would stay the same?

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Watch episodes from the YouTube series, read related articles or listen to the follow-up podcast. All of the “America From Scratch” content is collected here.

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“America From Scratch” is produced by Rewire for PBS Digital Studios as part of the Twin Cities PBS initiative “In It Together.” Made possible with funding from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.