It was 226 years ago today that Congress signed the law that created the framework for the Supreme Court, and a look back at the first court shows personal drama that included a justice dodging creditors, a failed suicide attempt, and a chief justice who was America’s most hated man, for a time.
In his first public remarks in the United States, Pope Francis set the tone for his Thursday address to Congress on Wednesday by reminding American political leaders of their constitutional duties.
In the annals of presidential campaigns that were literally saved by their candidate’s dogs, September 23 is a red-letter day in history – at least if you are a fan of Franklin Roosevelt or Richard Nixon.
As the nation barrels toward Iowa and New Hampshire, let’s take a brief look at the development of primary elections and access to the ballot box.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how the funding controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood could be on a path to the Supreme Court.
On September 21, 1780, Revolutionary War hero Benedict Arnold turned his back on his country in a secret meeting with a top British official. So how did Arnold, with his patriot’s pedigree, become the most-hated man in America?
On September 19, 1796, a Philadelphia newspaper published one of the greatest documents in American history: George Washington’s Farewell Address. Even today, some people in that other “Washington” could learn a few lessons from the first President.
In this commentary, Tom Donnelly of the Constitutional Accountability Center calls us to remember the constitutional achievements of Abraham Lincoln and his generation.
In this commentary, Kristina Arriaga of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty urges us to protect the right of every American to live according to his or her deeply held religious beliefs.
Watch Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer make a special Constitution Day appearance at the National Constitution Center.