Was the Constitution really written on hemp paper and where did Thomas Jefferson sign it? In honor of National History Day, Constitution Daily clears up some pesky myths from the Founding Fathers’ time.
On March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama made his campaign-defining “A More Perfect Union” speech at the National Constitution Center. Here’s a look back at the moment and why it was historically important.
HBO’s documentary about real estate scion Robert Durst ended with a possible murder confession caught on tape after an interview with producers. But will the audio hold up in court against Fourth Amendment challenges?
Grover Cleveland stands alone in American history as the only President to serve non-consecutive terms. On the anniversary of his birth, here’s a look at one of most fascinating White House occupants.
One of the nation’s leading Civil War historians, James McPherson, explored why the war remains so deeply embedded in the national psyche at a National Constitution Center event on March 16, 2015.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the unusual situation in Alabama, where a federal judge is pondering her next steps in a conflict with that state’s Supreme Court over same-sex marriage licenses.
When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, half of its foreign-born delegates were born in Ireland. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a look at these mostly forgotten figures.
On the occasion of James Madison’s birthday, it’s time to look at some of his most famous quotes about politics, equal rights, religion and the danger of tyranny.
James Madison, the father of the Constitution, has a birthday today. How much do you know about the fourth president?
On June 25, 2013, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Shelby v. Holder, the landmark case that called into question the constitutionality of Section Five of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.