Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be taking a detour around his nation’s pacifist constitution to build Japan’s first active military force since World War II.
Donald Applestein looks back at America’s other Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, in a three-part series. First: how another group of Founders drew up an initial draft.
The Jamestown settlement in Virginia, which officially was started on May 14, 1607, was one of the first European colonies to last in North America for more than a few years, despite severe hardships. Here’s a look at 10 earlier efforts from Europeans that didn’t fare well.
Lyle Denniston looks at the latest talk about different ways to amend the Constitution, including ideas about changing the article that outlines the amendment process.
Mid-May marks two key anniversaries in the conflict between the United States and Mexico in that set in motion the Civil War—and led to California, Texas, and eight other states joining the Union.
Almost three years after the iconic Washington Monument closed after a sudden earthquake, the obelisk reopens to the public on Monday afternoon. The Monument has been a magnet for historic occurrences, and here are some highlights.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen spends 30 minutes with Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, in an interview that ranges from Breyer’s view of the Constitution to the controversial Korematsu case.
One of the big Supreme Court decisions due soon has flown under the radar, unless you’re a scholar, even though it’s based on a love triangle that could redefine some constitutional history.
In this excerpt from her new book, Lynne Cheney looks at James Madison’s mindset as he arrived at the constitutional convention in 1787.
Author Lynne Cheney, the wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is getting a lot of attention for her new exhaustive biography of James Madison, which was partly inspired by recent events.