Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment (ratified August 18, 1920). Here’s what you need to know.
With renewed talk of a possible Joe Biden run at the White House, Constitution Daily decided to look at the track record of sitting Vice Presidents in presidential elections. The results are certainly mixed.
There were a lot of events that led to American Independence, but it was 250 years ago today that the seeds of revolution were planted in an angry Boston, when protesters let their feelings known about unjust taxes.
Should everyone born in the United States automatically become a citizen? It’s a constitutional and political question that will get some attention as the current presidential campaign unfolds.
It was on August 14, 1935 that President Franklin Roosevelt signed one of his most-sweeping New Deal programs into law, the Social Security Act. The act survived constitutional challenges to become a linchpin of retirement planning and a constant source of debate.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by federal judges Jed Rakoff and Michael Baylson to debate the public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the potential broad impact of the recent Voting Rights Act decision in Texas.
On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court.
A New York attorney’s request for a physical fight over a legal claim raises a few archaic legal arguments over the long-dormant practice of a trial by combat.
On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines. The war marked America’s entrance onto the global stage as a military power.