Today marks the 226th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death, which drew many different responses from the citizens of Philadelphia (who mourned in droves) and the U.S. Senate (which refused to mourn Franklin).
A three-person court late on Thursday ruled in favor California’s teacher-tenure system, in a closely watched case that has broad national implications.
April 15 is usually 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?
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.
Adam Liptak of The New York Times and Geoffrey Stone of the University of Chicago discuss the future of free speech in a special Freedom Day episode.
It was 151 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.
Candidate Ted Cruz has won three recent court challenges about his Canadian birthplace and his ability to run for President. But not everyone is agreeing with those courts’ findings.
Freedom Day encourages people of all ages to explore how Americans’ freedoms of speech and expression are exercised, threatened, and protected. Watch four live program replays to mark the event held at the National Constitution Center, on Wednesday, April 13.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, breaks down the initial responses requested by the Supreme Court in its current Obamacare case, which were submitted Tuesday night.
Thomas Jefferson is celebrating the big 2-7-3 today, and we have 10 interesting facts about the versatile Founding Father.