Today marks the 194th birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later became president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the debate over “right-to-work” laws and a potentially important case in Wisconsin.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the final case of its current term, deciding if political corruption and “official acts” differ in the conviction of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell.
Among the many media tributes to late musical icon Prince is one of the more interesting constitutional moments of the 1980s, when his “Purple Rain” album set off a hearing in the Senate that had Frank Zappa defending Prince and reading the First Amendment.
The Library of Congress has survived an attack by the British and a lack of government funding to become the world’s biggest library, with the helping hands of two people in the 19th century.
On Tuesday, five states from Rhode Island to Maryland will cast votes in the second-biggest one-day event remaining in the presidential primary season. Here is a breakdown of the races, by party.
Since its establishment on April 24, 1800, the Library of Congress has grown to become the largest library in the world, with more than 155.3 million items in its holdings. Here’s a look at 10 of the most fascinating pieces.
Alexander Hamilton is enjoying a renaissance as a historical and cultural figure, but how much do you know about this influential Founding Father?
Friday, April 22nd marks not only the 46th Earth Day, but also is when the United States and China will be formally signing the historic Paris Agreement on climate change that was finalized last year. Earth Day’s purpose is to bring attention to conservation and environmental protection, and the inherently political nature of these goals is underscored this year by the singing of the accords.
Part of being an active citizen is taking care of your environment, so the National Constitution Center is helping citizens celebrate Earth Day!