As part of our Constitution Café series, author Chris Phillips is asking for your thoughts about giving congressional representation to people who pay federal taxes in in the U.S. territories and possessions, and in Washington D.C.
Listen to National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen’s incredible one-hour interview with author Geoffrey Ward, the author of the book on “The Roosevelts” that was featured on PBS. Ward, along with longtime collaborator Ken Burns, wrote New York Times’ bestseller “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” The book is a companion volume to the seven-part PBS […]
With some, but not all, Americans commemorating Columbus Day on Monday, there has been growing talk of expanding the day’s purpose or changing to a different celebration as a federal holiday. So how difficult would that be?
This Monday, some folks will have a day off to commemorate Columbus Day and some won’t. So what is the legal basis for the holiday and is it truly a national holiday?
This week marks the 222nd anniversary of an American icon: the White House. Here’s a look back at its remarkable history.
George Washington is best remembered as a military leader, Constitutional convention delegate and the first President of the United States. But there was a lot more to Washington than a few legends and talk about his teeth.
Voter ID opponents are rejoicing and supporters are considering their legal options after two court rulings have blocked new laws from going into effect in Wisconsin and Texas.
Malala Yousafzai, the recipient of the 2014 Liberty Medal, was also awarded the Nobel peace prize on Friday, along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist.
Howard Friedman and Marci Hamilton join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss a Supreme Court case that could further define the limits of religious liberty in a secular society.
Dawinder S. Sidhu from the University of New Mexico Law School looks at a case about beards in prison that could have broader implications about religious freedom.