Today marks the 228th anniversary of the start of the constitutional convention in Philadelphia. A few things have changed since then, from how much people drank to who could vote, to how tall people were.
John Hancock and his signature are two of the best-known elements related to the Declaration of Independence. But how much do you know about the former president of the Continental Congress?
As we look at the ceremonies going on for the Memorial Day weekend, the controversy continues about whether such a weekend should exist, or if Memorial Day should be commemorated only on May 30th each year.
A nearly fatal beating on the U.S. senate floor on this day in 1856 was another step toward a Civil War five years later. The attacker wasn’t an assassin—it was a fellow congressman.
National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen is joined by University of North Carolina professor Michael Gerhardt to answer reader questions about the Supreme Court and other matters.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul, with some help from his friends, completed a 10 ½-hour talk on the Senate floor late Wednesday night. So how does Paul’s latest effort compare to other extended oratory in the Senate?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at Ireland’s historic gay marriage referendum, and if it could influence the United States Supreme Court.
Unless recent public opinion polls are wrong, Ireland will become the world’s first country to legalize gay marriage in a voter referendum this weekend. So how unique is that globally?
American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson discusses the status of women’s rights in the workplace in this special National Constitution Center event recorded on May 19, 2015.
In this commentary, Robert F. Turner from University of Virginia School of Law puts the recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision about NSA spying in historical context in regards to the constitutional issues not discussed by the court.