It was 226 years ago today that the United States Supreme Court opened for business. The court back then bared little resemblance to the current one, but it certainly had some interesting characters
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.
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.
As America looks ahead to the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, Constitution Daily looks at the historically difficult task of the same candidate taking both states in a contested primary-season election – and becoming President.
Why do these states have the privilege of voting in the presidential race before the other 48?
He was a war hero who led America out of a recession, won a war and re-election, defined modern election campaigns, and died at an assassin’s hand. So why don’t historians respect William McKinley?
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers listener questions about citizenship, gun rights, same-sex marriage, and more.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a debate over states’ rights and Obama administration’s ambitious efforts to protect the environment from carbon pollution.
On January 28, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson nominated the successful Boston attorney Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court. Although Brandeis is a mostly revered figure today, his battle to get a seat at the Court was ugly and hard-fought
As the presidential primary season unofficially kicks off on February 1, here’s a quick look at which candidates used Iowa as a springboard (Jimmy Carter) or as a swan song (Howard Dean).