On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from his assassin’s wounds. But if John Wilkes Booth’s plot were entirely successful, a little-known senator may have been thrust into the White House for almost a year.
April 15 is marked each year as the traditional day people need to file their taxes, so it’s not exactly celebrated as a holiday. But how did April 15 become the big day–and how did we get the IRS in the first place?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a dispute over terrorism victims suing to get Iranian bank assets held in the United States, and a famous post-Civil War precedent.
In this commentary, the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Tom Donnelly says our leaders would do well to look to Abraham Lincoln by staying true to our Founding principles, while also learning the lessons of lived experience and political battle.
It was 150 years ago tonight the President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a play at Ford’s Theater. Lincoln died the next morning, and in the aftermath, some odd facts seemed to pop up.
An all-star lineup across the ideological spectrum gathered on Jefferson’s Birthday in Philadelphia to discuss the meaning and future of freedom. Watch four videos from this special event.
Thomas Jefferson is celebrating the big 2-7-2 today, and we have 10 interesting facts about the versatile Founding Father.
A Turkish court’s order for Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to remove images of a dead government official is only the latest in a series of concerning developments in Turkey’s constitutional culture.
As expected, Hillary Clinton entered the Democratic presidential primary race on Sunday. So how unusual is her candidacy in historic terms?
As we celebrate the 272nd birthday of Thomas Jefferson, this excerpt from Jeffery Rosen and David Rubenstein’s pamphlet about the “Constituting Liberty” exhibition puts the Declaration of Independence in context.