Feb 17

Did a new poll shortchange some historic First Ladies?



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A new poll from Siena College and C-SPAN ranks First Ladies in history. But how fair is the survey of historians when it comes to women put at the bottom of the list?



Feb 17

Presidents Day isn’t really a national holiday (but is a boon to car sales)



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Millions of Americans will be honoring the legacy of America’s presidents on Monday—even though a national Presidents Day holiday is pure fiction. Officially, the holiday has another name.



Feb 17

Vote Now: Who is the best president as ranked by historians?



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In honor of Presidents Day, we take a look at the small group of presidents consistently ranked among the best, and ask your opinion in this online vote.



Feb 17

17th Amendment: Direct Election of Senators



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This amendment provides for senators to be elected the way members of the House are—by direct election of the people.



Feb 16

16th Amendment: Income Tax



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In 1895 the Supreme Court had declared a federal income tax law unconstitutional. This amendment reversed that decision and authorized a tax on income.



Feb 15

Can you pass a basic 10-question quiz on the presidents?



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In honor of Presidents Day, Constitution Daily is ready to test your knowledge of some famous and some really obscure facts about the leader of the free world.



Feb 15

15th Amendment: Right to Vote Not Denied by Race



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This amendment was designed to protect the right of African-Americans to vote and has served as the foundation for such legislation as the Voting Rights Act of 1965.



Feb 14

14th Amendment: Citizenship Rights, Equal Protection, Apportionment, Civil War Debt



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The 14th Amendment was a milestone in American history. Not only did it strike down the Dred Scott decision, the amendment’s “due process” and “equal protection” provisions have had enormous constitutional importance.



Feb 14

Court should take up a new opportunity to repudiate Korematsu



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In this commentary, Peter Irons says the Supreme Court should use the occasion of a new petition it may not even accept to make a final statement about the controversial Korematsu case from World War II.



Feb 14

Three stories of love in the White House



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Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and in a romantic tribute to couples everywhere, it’s time to turn back the pages to remember three unusual White House romances.