The Purple Heart is a symbol of the sacrifices required to defend our nation and stands as a living connection to our Revolutionary forebears.
The National Constitution Center this evening awards the 2011 Liberty Medal to former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, in honor of his five decades of distinguished public service. A tireless advocate for the welfare of American troops, Gates has been called “the ultimate soldiers’ secretary.” A former CIA director, he led the Department of Defense […]
In a special program today, former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates fielded questions about his years of public service and the future of the military.
Lincoln had one problem: the United States Constitution.
Suddenly this summer the inn became the subject of a federal lawsuit and a vicious Internet posting campaign for its decision to deny a lesbian couple its grounds for their marriage rite.
There is one Supreme Court decision that deals directly with a funding condition imposed on educational institutions.
Francis Scott Key scribbled the initial verse of his song on the back of a letter 197 years ago.
When Texas governor Rick Perry suggested earlier this year that his state might consider seceding from the Union, it was greeted as the persistent echo of the Southern Confederacy. So I was surprised when, vacationing in Vermont last month, I listened to a local political activist there make his case for the Green Mountain State, […]
“I believe that long after people have left my classes and forgotten what I have tried to teach them I want them to have the 14th Amendment floating around in their heads… when people have protested the denial of civil rights and civil liberties and claimed equal protection under the law, it’s the 14th Amendment […]
The new episode features Signers’ Hall and the main exhibit at the National Constitution Center.