The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace between the fowl and the White House is a relatively thing. And in fact, a few presidents actually ate their guests!
Thanksgiving has a long tradition as a holiday in the United States but not without some controversy. Here’s a look at some interesting facts, including the claimants to the first celebration and the President who sparked public outrage by trying to move the holiday’s date!
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, explains why the American people must rely upon Congress – no matter which party controls the House and Senate – to monitor the relationship between a president and a family business.
President-elect Donald J. Trump might have some unique decisions to make about how his business assets are managed as he serves in the White House, thanks to an obscure constitutional clause.
President John F. Kennedy’s death on November 22, 1963 traumatized a nation and led a united Congress to make a key constitutional change, in the form of the 25th amendment.
Menachem Lorberbaum of Penn’s Katz Center and Tel Aviv University, Michael Moreland of Villanova’s Charles Widger School of Law, and Suzanne Last Stone of the Cardozo School of Law discuss the development and context of the Constitution to explore its relationship to the Jewish and Christian traditions.
The debate over the potential inclusion of several Trump family members in the next administration isn’t a new one. In fact, John Adams and other early Presidents faced criticism for employing relatives in key positions.
On this day in 1925, Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Mass. Kennedy was one of the seminal figures of the 1960s and led a very public life before he was fatally shot on June 5, 1968, at a Los Angeles hotel.
Seven score and 13 years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. But even today, there are still a few points about the speech that are misunderstood.
There were five versions of the Gettysburg Address that were acknowledged by Abraham Lincoln in his lifetime. Here are those versions, along with the AP wire copy from November 1863.