As we celebrate the 272nd birthday of Thomas Jefferson, this excerpt from Jeffery Rosen and David Rubenstein’s pamphlet about the “Constituting Liberty” exhibition puts the Declaration of Independence in context.
Senator Mike Lee told the dramatic, little-known stories behind key provisions and made the case for restoring our lost Constitution, at a live National Constitution Center event on Thursday night
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a new wave of states’ rights advocacy, giving the impression – at least some of the time – that a historic shift could be underway.
National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen is joined by top constitutional experts Michael Kent Curtis and Michael Stokes Paulsen to discuss Abraham Lincoln’s complicated constitutional legacy.
On a Palm Sunday 150 years ago today, Confederate General Robert E. Lee agreed to surrender his Army of Northern Virginia, marking a symbolic end to the Civil War.
The names Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee are connected through their Civil War bond and the historic surrender, 150 years ago today, at Appomattox Court House. But how much did Lee and Grant have in common?
It’s the 100th anniversary of the 17th Amendment, leading us to consider what today’s U.S. Senate would look like if its members weren’t directly elected by voters.
The 17th Amendment, which was ratified this day in 1913, allowed senators to be directly elected by the people rather than by state legislatures.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at claims made in the recent RFRA debate about the Hobby Lobby case – and what the Supreme Court actually said last year.
April 7 is a day celebrated nationally by beer lovers as a big anniversary near the end of Prohibition in 1933, when legal beer sales returned in the United States for the first time in 13 years.