A few years ago, a group of Iowa Republicans claimed the legitimate 13th Amendment to the Constitution was “missing.” The debate is part of an historical detective story with some surprising twists that is still taking place.
On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified after the state of Georgia approved the amendment as it was proposed to the states by Congress. That act officially ended the practice of slavery in the United States.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has filed a last-ditch effort for a Pennsylvania recount in federal court, and her hopes are riding three constitutional arguments.
Randall Kennedy, professor of law at Harvard University, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president emerita of Bennett College, and others explore the history of Black Lives Matter and its parallels with past civil rights movements.
On December 5, 1933, three states voted to repeal Prohibition, putting the ratification of the 21st Amendment into place. But did Prohibition really end on that fateful day?
On Martin Van Buren’s birthday, Constitution Daily looks at the man who helped to create our modern two-party political system, well before he became eighth President.
On Martin Van Buren’s birthday today, Constitution Daily wants your opinion on which historic president sported the best facial hair ever.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, examines the upcoming debate about a congressional waiver needed to allow retired Marine General James Mattis to serve as Defense Secretary.
It’s quite possible that many Americans have seen the art work of Gilbert Stuart more than any other painter. But what do you really know about the Founding-era artist?
Amid nationwide debate over the authority of police to use their guns in enforcing the laws, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether police may be sued if they take action that provokes someone to be violent, and then shoot that individual in response.