How different would America have been without a hurricane that hit St. Croix in late August 1772? Without it, Alexander Hamilton may never have never shaped this country’s history.
In 1787, the Founding Fathers proposed a new Constitution that profoundly changed America. But did you know some residents of Pennsylvania and New York were given versions of the Constitution that differed from the one approved in Philadelphia?
Debt, health care, war—whatever the news of the day, featured guests at the National Constitution Center explain the issues and tell you what you need to know.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, examines two constitutional provisions at the heart of a new controversy over who controls the right to vote.
It was 51 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech as part of the March on Washington. So how much do you know about the speech, and the events that led up to it?
Author Donald B. Kraybill looks at the controversy in Ohio over Amish beard cutting hate crimes in this excerpt from his new book, Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers.
On the occasion of President Lyndon Johnson’s 106th birthday, the National Constitution Center looks at 10 interesting facts about one of the most colorful and controversial figures in American history.
A new law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the second state to mandate a remote “kill switch” for all smartphones—but at what cost to the Constitution?
In its premier role as America’s Town Hall, the National Constitution Center welcomes guests from across the political spectrum—respected leaders who continue to shape American civic life.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at the revival of public shaming as a punishment, and why a Pennsylvania court nullified such a sentence for a former justice.