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Apr 18

Students will want to read up on Constitution for 2016 SAT tests



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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.



Apr 18

Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War



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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?



Apr 17

Podcast: Lessig, Levinson on changing the Constitution



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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.



Apr 17

The Constitution outside the courts: Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security



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Lyle Denniston examines how a move by the acting head of Social Security that ended a tax return withholding practice has constitutional implications.



Apr 17

Benjamin Franklin’s last days, his funeral, and a U.S. Senate slight



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Today marks the 224th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death, which drew many different responses from the citizens of Philadelphia (who mourned in droves) and the U.S. Senate (which refused to mourn Franklin).