Mid-May marks two key anniversaries in the conflict between the United States and Mexico in that set in motion the Civil War—and led to California, Texas, and eight other states joining the Union.
Senator Rand Paul and a few colleagues will try to block an extension of the controversial Patriot Act provisions using a filibuster, Paul confirmed Monday in an interview.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at more talk of secession in England and the concept of a perpetual union.
It was a year ago today that the iconic Washington Monument reopened to the public after it was damaged by a 2011 earthquake. The Monument has been a magnet for historic occurrences, and here are some highlights.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, is again taking your questions about our courts and the Constitution.
Congress faces a big task this month trying to decide the fate of the controversial Section 215 program, which allows the NSA to collect huge amounts of phone records. So what exactly are its options?
In this excerpt from Dissent: The History of an American Idea, Ralph Young looks at how the limits of dissent as one of our nation’s defining characteristics were tested during World War I.
Few things are at the core of our constitutional process like presidential elections. And in some cases, little-known candidates get into the White House race in the most-interesting ways.
Harry Truman went from being a county judge to deciding to use atomic warfare at World War II’s end. Here’s a quick look at 10 facts about Truman’s sudden ascendency to the White House—and the deal with his middle name.
In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University says the definition of executive powers within the Constitution must be addressed during the 2016 campaign process.