Feb 3

Third Amendment: Quartering of Troops



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National Constitution Center looks at a virtually obsolete provision in the Constitution: the Third Amendment.



Feb 2

Second Amendment: The Right To Bear Arms



Posted 2 months, 17 days ago.

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As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we look at the Second Amendment, which protects individuals’ rights to possess firearms unconnected to any service in a militia.



Feb 1

First Amendment: Freedom of Expression and Religion



Posted 2 months, 18 days ago.

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As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project , each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we look at the First Amendment, which protects religious freedom and the freedom of expression.



Jan 31

Video: The First Amendment with Floyd Abrams



Posted 2 months, 19 days ago.

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Floyd Abrams has litigated the most controversial and compelling First Amendment cases to appear before the court in recent years. In this hour-long interview, he speaks about his memoir, Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment.



Jan 31

The man who wrote the words “We The People”



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Today marks the birth of maybe the most colorful of all the Founding Fathers. It was Gouverneur Morris who put the finishing touches on the Constitution in 1787, and gave the words “We The People” to all Americans.



Jan 30

Podcast: Net Neutrality, the Internet and the First Amendment



Posted 2 months, 20 days ago.

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Two of the world’s top experts on Net Neutrality, Tim Wu and Stuart M. Benjamin, join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss a recent court ruling that could change the way you surf the Internet – and use it as a platform for Free Speech under the First Amendment.



Jan 30

Constitution Check: Is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act unconstitutional?



Posted 2 months, 20 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at a claim that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is actually a law that advocates the establishment of religion and is unconstitutional.



Jan 30

10 interesting facts about young Franklin D. Roosevelt



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Today is the birthday of the only person to run for, and win, the presidency four times: Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here’s a list of 10 facts about FDR— before he was elected President in 1932.



Jan 29

A tale of two presidential big cheeses



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The White House is doing its own version of Big Block of Cheese Day on Wednesday, where citizens get to ask the administration questions about almost anything on social media. But did you know there were not one, but two, historical “big cheeses” this media event is based on?



Jan 29

Video: What you need to know about American politics



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Linda Greenhouse, Donald Ritchie and Richard Valelly offer an impartial, insightful primer on the basics of the American political system and how the Founding Fathers intended for it to work.