On July 13, 1960, Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy won his party’s nomination at a Los Angeles convention by leveraging the system of primary elections as a new factor in presidential campaigning.
Alexander Hamilton is enjoying a renaissance as a historical and cultural figure, but how much do you know about this influential Founding Father?
On July 12, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr faced the prospect of murder charges after shooting Alexander Hamilton. Why didn’t those charges come to pass and what would happen today in a similar situation?
As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who demurred on slavery and joined the Confederacy: John C. Breckinridge.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how a divided Supreme Court could accelerate the arrival of a case before the Justices about transgender students.
Today marks the 212th anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to gun down a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?
On the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, a look back at history shows the event wasn’t unique when it came to early-19th-century squabbles.
Though he served for only one term, the scion of John and Abigail Adams left an indelible mark on American history.
On July 9, 1868, Louisiana and South Carolina voted to ratify the 14th Amendment, after they had rejected it a year earlier. Learn more about one of the most powerful and significant parts of the Constitution.
As part of the National Constitution Center’s on-going Interactive Constitution project, leading constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution’s history and what it means today. In this special look at the ground-breaking 14th Amendment, three sets of experts find common ground on the amendment’s Equal Protection, Due Process and Enforcement Clauses