On April 21, 1898, Spain broke off diplomatic relations with the United States in a long-simmering dispute over Cuba. The brief war that followed would have permanent implications for American foreign policy, and push the formerly isolationist power on to the global stage.
Next week, the Supreme Court is set to wade into debate over the constitutionality of certain drugs used for execution by lethal injection, as Glossip v. Gross comes before the bench.
Sometimes, cases not accepted by the Supreme Court can be as interesting as those accepted for arguments, and on Monday, the court refused to change lower-court decisions in deer hunting and fish pedicure cases.
The Supreme Court is back hearing arguments and issuing opinions this week, and again there will be considerable paid to two high-profile cases about U.S. foreign policy and Facebook free speech.
The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at the towns of Lexington and Concord. But how accurate are some of the key facts that have been handed down to us through the generations?
From the National Constitution Center’s Freedom Day event, the Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson interviews Mike Bezos about liberty and the immigrant experience.
The Supreme Court justices have had some downtime recently, and the most-prominent jurist in the land had an interesting day on Wednesday in court as a prospective Maryland juror.
How highly do historians and publishers regard Benjamin Franklin? We looked at four studies, and the results ranged from Franklin as the equal of John Marshall, to a figure less than important than Hulk Hogan and Benedict Arnold.
Today marks the 225th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death, which drew many different responses from the citizens of Philadelphia (who mourned in droves) and the U.S. Senate (which refused to mourn Franklin).
National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen speaks with five influential thought leaders about the future of freedom in our lifetime.