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.
What does Barack Obama have in common with George Washington, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson? All four presidents will go down in history as loving their beer, as well as their country.
Can a group of states ban together for the first time since 1787 to change the Constitution at a convention? It all comes down to a matter of math and a few important numbers: 5, 27, 34, 38, 535 and 9.
A controversy has apparently been settled between a designer who wanted the four female Supreme Court justices as Lego figures and the toymaker who declined her initial request.
On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his last public speech, which referenced the Bible and the Constitution. His words still inspire millions today.
It was 47 years ago tomorrow that civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis. The world has changed greatly since 1968, but King’s message survives intact.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen speaks with Brigham Young University’s Frederick Mark Gedicks and the University of Richmond’s Kevin Walsh about the national debate over state RFRA laws.
On April 2, 2014, a divided Supreme Court changed the face of campaign financing in the McCutcheon campaign financing case. Here is a look at the events of that day – and the immediate reaction.