August 5 was primary election day in Missouri. But the most controversial races involved no candidates and no parties. Instead, voters in the Show Me State fought over five amendments to the state constitution.
On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines. The war marked America’s entrance onto the global stage as a military power.
At what age should our Constitution give an American citizen the right to vote? Tell us what you think it this Constitution Café discussion!
It only seems to be a matter of when, and not if, the issue of same-sex marriage is heading back to the United States Supreme Court next year, after a busy week of legal activity.
What do Benjamin Wade, Willie P. Mangum and John Nance Garner all have in common? If not for a last-second decision, or a twist of fate, they might have become Acting President of the United States, in an era before the 25th Amendment existed.
On Friday night, a federal judge said the NCAA must allow compensation to student-athletes whose likenesses are used in video-based products. The landmark decision will likely be appealed, but it’s a big deal for a high-profile business of televised college sports.
On August 9, 1974, Gerald Ford officially became President in the most unusual of circumstances, as Richard Nixon left Washington in disgrace and the trusted Ford took office without the benefit of direct election to office.
President Barack Obama has ordered United States military forces to make limited strikes against ISIS forces in Iraq. So how is this legal when Obama didn’t pursue similar actions in Syria last year?
On August 8, 1974, Richard Nixon announced he would resign from office as a result of the Watergate scandal. But the effects of Watergate lingered on for years after the scandal.
On a June 17, 1972, police caught five men breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. So how did a “third-rate burglary” escalate into a near constitutional crisis?