Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an issue likely heading to the Supreme Court: the anonymity-in-politics question.
In case you missed it, watch four sets of live events celebrating Bill of Rights Day, with authors discussing the Constitution and the historic figures related to it. Featured authors include Stephen Wermiel, Yuval Levin, Timothy Sandefur and Harlow Giles Unger.
Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights, a new exhibition featuring a rare, original copy of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights—one of 12 surviving copies sent to the states by President George Washington in 1789—has opened at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Bill of Rights Day, December 15, 2014
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights (ratified December 15, 1791). Here’s what you need to know!
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, takes you behind the scenes of the Constitution Center’s newest exhibition, “Constituting Liberty,” opening Monday, December 15, 2014.
Jeffery Rosen and David Rubenstein look at why James Madison and others gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 with the goal of creating a stronger, but still limited, federal government.
In this excerpt from their pamphlet about the “Constituting Liberty” exhibition, Jeffery Rosen and David Rubenstein put the Declaration of Independence in context.
John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.) Award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals how John Marshall emerged from the Revolutionary War’s bloodiest battlefields to become one of the nation’s most important Founding Fathers. As the longest-serving Chief Justice in American history, Marshall transformed the Supreme Court from an irrelevant appeals court into the […]
The Conscience of the Constitution: Is liberty or democracy the primary constitutional value? Join constitutional scholars Timothy Sandefur and Kermit Roosevelt for a conversation exploring this compelling question— the basis for Sandefur’s most recent book The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty. Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen moderates. Watch live beginning at 1:15 ET:
Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of the Left and Right (11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) Perhaps to better understand Washington’s intractable partisan gridlock, we can look to its roots. We ask Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin and the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to explore the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best represented […]