On this day in 1867, United States Secretary of State William Seward signs a deal acquiring Alaska, an agreement that was ridiculed by some as “Seward’s Folly” and opposed in the House.
In this commentary, George C. Edwards III of Texas A&M University argues that Presidents must be able to recognize and exploit opportunities for change.
On the 226th birthday of John Tyler, Constitution Daily looks back at the legacy of a most unusual President who established the concept of presidential succession and eventually was elected to the Confederate Congress.
The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday morning affirmed by a tie vote the rights of public unions to ask teachers to pay union dues.
On March 29, 1961, Ohio and Kansas voted to ratify the Constitution’s 23rd Amendment. Today, that amendment remains obscure and still controversial to a small, but critical, group of Americans.
In the first of a series, the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen substantive constitutional stakes in the decision to name the next Supreme Court Justice.
The National Constitution Center and The Atlantic are partnering in a new online content series, “Confirmations: The Battle over the Constitution.” Our president and CEO, Jeffrey Rosen, explains how we will work together to make sure important constitutional questions remain a central part of the public debate over the Supreme Court vacancy.
Tonight at 9 p.m., C-SPAN reairs Landmark Cases, a 12-part series produced in conjunction with the National Constitution Center. The first episode is on the first major Supreme Court decision, Marbury v. Madison.
This Friday, the final turn of the presidential primary race begins, as the month of April will define if Donald Trump can keep pace for a nomination in Cleveland, or possibly face a contested convention.
On March 28, 1834, the U.S. Senate censured President Andrew Jackson in a tug-of-war that had questionable constitutional roots but important political overtones.