With a deadlock in Congress over NSA surveillance firmly in place, three key Patriot Act provisions are set to end on June 1. So what does that mean for the controversial spying program?
Philadelphia was the early capital of the United States after the Constitution was ratified, but on May 14, 1800, the nation’s capital moved to Washington. So who was behind the deal that changed the face of American government?
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis returned to the National Constitution Center on May 13 to give the unexpected story of why the 13 colonies, having just fought off a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a move in the Texas state legislature that could test federal supremacy on the question of same-sex marriage.
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.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by three top experts to look at the constitutional future of the Patriot Act’s controversial Section 215, which allows the NSA to collect the phone records of Americans.
When it comes to NSA surveillance programs and new legislation, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz agree, while Rand Paul and Marco Rubio don’t. Here is a quick look at where some presumptive and declared presidential candidates stand on this constitutional issue.
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.
Senator Rand Paul and a few colleagues will try to block an extension of the controversial Patriot Act provisions using a filibuster, Paul confirmed Monday in an interview.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at more talk of secession in England and the concept of a perpetual union.