As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who demurred on slavery and joined the Confederacy: John C. Breckinridge.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how a divided Supreme Court could accelerate the arrival of a case before the Justices about transgender students.
Today marks the 212th anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to gun down a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?
On the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, a look back at history shows the event wasn’t unique when it came to early-19th-century squabbles.
Though he served for only one term, the scion of John and Abigail Adams left an indelible mark on American history.
On July 9, 1868, Louisiana and South Carolina voted to ratify the 14th Amendment, after they had rejected it a year earlier. Learn more about one of the most powerful and significant parts of the Constitution.
As part of the National Constitution Center’s on-going Interactive Constitution project, leading constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution’s history and what it means today. In this special look at the ground-breaking 14th Amendment, three sets of experts find common ground on the amendment’s Equal Protection, Due Process and Enforcement Clauses
On the 148th anniversary of the 14th Amendment this weekend, Constitution Daily looks at 10 historic Supreme Court cases about due process and equal protection under the law.
As part of our Second Founding celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Reconstruction Amendments, the National Constitution Center hosted two discussions on the history and enduring relevance of the 14th Amendment on May 11, 2016.
Although forgotten by most Americans, John Bingham is one of the most important figures in American constitutional history. Indeed, Justice Hugo Black called him the “Madison . . . of the Fourteenth Amendment.” And so he was.