Attorney and author Scott D. Reich offers his take on the Gettysburg Address, in exactly 272 words, on the speech’s 150th anniversary.
Al Brophy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill looks at the historical importance of the main speech given at Gettysburg on November 23, 1863: the oration of the day’s featured speaker, Edward Everett.
For the second time this year, the Supreme Court on Monday sent an implied message that it is going to be very difficult to get a public review in court of the National Security Agency’s power to conduct global sweeps of telephone and electronic communications.
It was 50 years ago today that a former president appeared and spoke to a large crowd at Gettysburg. But Dwight Eisenhower’s speech from November 19, 1963 has been lost in history as a nation was consumed by shocking news three days after it was made.
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches, persistent questions still remain. Bestselling author and former New York Times reporter Philip Shenon addresses those questions and more in his newest book A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination.
In this commentary, David H. Gans from the Constitutional Accountability Center says the Supreme Court should remember how President Lincoln helped transform the Constitution from a slaveholders’ charter to a document that affirms liberty, equality, and democracy as our highest constitutional principles.
Brandeis University Professor John Burt wrote one of the most-praised books about Abraham Lincoln in recent years. In this essay for Constitution Daily, Burt talks about the three verbs that define the first sentence of the Gettysburg Address.
Seven score and 10 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.
On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, constitutional scholar and Yale Law professor Akhil Amar, historian and Princeton University professor Sean Wilentz and Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center discuss the constitutional legacy of Lincoln and the address itself.
Ken Gormley of Duquesne University School of Law looks back at another big historical anniversary this year, the developing Watergate scandal, and how it tested our Constitutional principles.