Donald Applestein looks at a milestone in the American struggle for independence, the finalization of the Treaty of Paris, which was a key victory away from the battlefield.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, previews the various dimensions of the same-sex marriage cases that await the Supreme Court on its return in later this month.
One of the major cases next year in the Supreme Court is about the First Amendment, free speech and Facebook, and the Justices’ decision could hinge on their understanding and interpretation of rap music lyrics.
Labor Day is an occasion for end-of-summer barbecues, one last splash in the pool, and the beginning of football season. But it’s also an occasion to recall some of the champions of American labor. Here are five names to remember.
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.