Four leading experts explained how each American President has confronted and shaped the Constitution, at a special National Constitution event on May 16, 2016.
In part two of a series about the history of political conventions hosted in Philadelphia, we look at three very different GOP-related national conventions in the days when Republicans controlled the City of Brotherly Love in the post-Civil War era.
After being impeached, President Andrew Johnson survived his 1868 Senate trial by just one vote. And to this day, how that vote was cast remains shrouded in controversy.
Philadelphia was the early capital of the United States after the Constitution was ratified, but on May 14, 1800, the nation’s capital moved to Washington. So who was behind the deal that changed the face of American government?
The Jamestown settlement in Virginia, which officially was started on May 14, 1607, was one of the first European colonies to last in North America for more than a few years, despite severe hardships. Here’s a look at 10 earlier efforts from Europeans that didn’t fare well.
A big win on Thursday by House Republicans in a quest to defund part of Obamacare is seemingly headed to appeal at a federal court where Merrick Garland is chief judge.
Mid-May marks two key anniversaries in the conflict between the United States and Mexico in that set in motion the Civil War—and led to California, Texas, and eight other states joining the Union.
Douglas Berman of The Ohio State University and Randy Barnett of Georgetown University explore the constitutional issues at stake in the regulation and legalization of marijuana.
Pennsylvania Law’s Kermit Roosevelt and Karen Korematsu, founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute join The Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin to discuss Roosevelt’s latest novel about the Japanese internment era.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the constitutional prospects for a suit filed by an Army officer claiming President Obama exceeded his authority in ordering attacks on ISIS.