Abraham Lincoln, the man, was a national figure for a little less than a decade in his lifetime. But Lincoln, the legend, is a daily part of most American’s lives as an figure represented in currency, pop culture and our geography.
On Wednesday, the White House presented to Congress a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the Islamic State. Here’s what you need to know.
The ongoing debate in Alabama over implementing a federal court decision about same-sex marriages is resurfacing some familiar constitutional issues.
It was 190 years ago this week that a constitutional crisis was averted when the relatively new 12th Amendment to the Constitution settled the last presidential election decided in the House of Representatives.
It was on this day in 1967 that two states, Nevada and Minnesota, made the Constitution’s 25th amendment a reality, clearing up questions about presidential secession that dated back to the Founders’ time.
In this commentary, Doug Kendall and Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center argue that during Black History Month, the time is ripe for a national conversation about the enduring meaning and importance of the Second Founding.
Zephyr Teachout explores political corruption and the courts in a special live event at the National Constitution Center, starting at 12 p.m.
A big Supreme Court case to be heard this spring is focused on a powerful part of the Constitution, which could be changed or better defined by a spirited family of California raisin growers.
On February 9, 1773, future U.S. president William Henry Harrison was born in Virginia. The enigmatic Harrison is best known for his premature death in office. But the ninth president won his race in 1840 using tactics familiar to most of us today.
The Constitution’s first amendment after the Bill of Rights represented the first use of congressional power to contradict a Supreme Court decision.