Outgoing Republican U.S. representative Ron Paul was waded into the secession debate, saying that states have the right to leave the Union, and that the Civil War may not have been “right.”
This week marks the passing of the first man allegedly to be called “president” in the United States. His role in American history remains vague, and the current location of his body is a mystery.
Thanksgiving is more than just an occasion to get together with family and consume astronomical levels of tryptophan. It’s also a day to celebrate civic ideals.
There were five versions of the Gettysburg Address that were acknowledged by Abraham Lincoln in his lifetime. Here are those versions, along with the AP wire copy from November 1863.
As the debate over the legalization of marijuana came to the forefront of this year’s election, three experts joined the National Constitution Center to discuss lessons we can learn from the Prohibition era. Daniel Okrent, best-selling author and curator of the Center’s world-premiere exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, joined Christopher Bracey, […]
This Monday marks the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. But can you tell difference between one of Abe’s most famous quotes and famous sayings from Benjamin Franklin?
America has never had a female major party candidate nominated to be president, but the odds are growing that it will happen in 2016.
Lyle Denniston looks at whether recent petitions for states to secede from the Union would be constitutionally possible.
Bestselling author Daniel Okrent, the curator of our new American Spirits exhibit, talks about the real story of Prohibition and why its central debate is still relevant today.
When Colorado and Washington voters passed measures legalizing recreational marijuana last week, they demonstrated — probably unknowingly — a rueful familiarity with the failure of Prohibition.