The 14th Amendment declares that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the States wherein they reside.” But what does it mean to be “subject to the jurisdiction thereof”?
One guest said she never felt the need to gain any type of understanding of the military since it seemed to be against her basic worldview and conscience. What she saw surprised her.
What do pop culture touchstone Dirty Dancing and the U.S. Constitution have in common? One fan makes an interesting connection.
This self-guided tour explores the struggles American women have had to gain equality as citizens. Look for the Women’s History Month stickers highlighting the following artifacts and displays throughout our exhibits.
We asked four Civility and Democracy panelists for their perspectives on the Wisconsin and government shutdowns in less than 250 words.
“After the Constitution was ratified, foreigners and even monarchs from other nations believed the president was a king under the title of president. The president had many of the powers monarchs had — he was commander-in-chief, had the power to make treaties and judicial appointments, and could grant pardons. The U.S. Electoral College recalled the […]
A game of brinksmanship is being played out in the legislative and executive branches. Congress and the president must agree on a budget to avert a government shutdown.
Freedom also has its costs. That is precisely why we fear it. And the freedoms we have long honored – and that Egypt, Tunisia and other countries are now themselves seeking to embrace – is no different.
Last week I served as a judge for a high school civics competition and it surprised me a little that, unlike at the Constitutional Convention itself, there was not a single voice of dissent.
In this feature from the Washington Post, six new members of Congress relate the personal roots of their political ambitions and what it means to them to serve in Congress.