Today marks the 226th anniversary of the national Thanksgiving holiday proclaimed by George Washington, as a way to give thanks for the Constitution, and honor religious and civil liberty.
As we celebrate another Thanksgiving Day, Constitution Daily looks into a nagging historical question: Did the Founders really intend to use the turkey, and not the eagle, as a symbol of American might?
Kim VanWormer from Plimouth Plantation wrote this post for us a few years ago which still rings true today about the first Thanksgiving.
The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace between the fowl and the White House is a relatively thing. And in fact, a few presidents actually ate their guests!
Thanksgiving has a long tradition as a holiday in the United States but not without some controversy. Here’s a look at some interesting facts, including the claimants to the first celebration and the President who sparked public outrage by trying to move the holiday’s date!
This week, We the People is on the road to debate the history and meaning of the Second Amendment.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen and Harvard’s Tomiko Brown-Nagin talk about the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, in a special C-SPAN live event.
On November 24, 1784, future President Zachary Taylor was born in Virginia. Taylor became an unexpected obstacle to slavery’s expansion, until his sudden death in 1850.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says the Supreme Court has already agreed to review three cases involving significant questions of standing to sue, and more are on the way.
Somehow, Thomas Jefferson is part of the 2016 presidential campaign, at least for a few days. Here’s a brief look at what Jefferson’s impact on the Constitution was back in 1787.