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The Supreme Court will hear two significant cases and announce more decisions this week, as the nation’s highest court swings back into gear. Among the highlights: a TV dispute, truth telling in political campaigns, and a possible big decision from a case heard last October.
On April 21, 1898, Spain broke off diplomatic relations with the United States in a long-simmering dispute over Cuba. The brief war that followed would have permanent implications for American foreign policy, and push the formerly isolationist power on to the global stage.
Important changes are on the way for students taking a new form of the SAT test, including sections that will require them to interpret the meaning of passages from the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers and other founding documents.
The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at the towns of Lexington and Concord. But how accurate are some of the key facts that have been handed down to us through the generations?
Lawrence Lessig from Harvard and Sanford Levinson from the University of Texas join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if America needs a second Constitutional convention and what challenges such a meeting would pose.