On March 20, 1854, disgruntled voters met in Wisconsin to start a new political party to contest the Democrats and a third long-forgotten party. But the Republican Party’s birth is somewhat hazy in its early days.
On the Republican Party’s 160th birthday, Constitution Daily looks at Republicans who were once Democrats (Ronald Reagan), Democrats who used to be Republicans (Hillary Clinton) and two presidents who changed parties under different circumstances.
Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Eugene Volokh and Kent Greenfield, who wrote two widely read pieces about the Oklahoma frat situation, for a wide-ranging talk about the First Amendment.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the latest claims that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court violates the Constitution in some of its actions, and the challenges those claims would face in court.
Was the Constitution really written on hemp paper and where did Thomas Jefferson sign it? In honor of National History Day, Constitution Daily clears up some pesky myths from the Founding Fathers’ time.
On March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama made his campaign-defining “A More Perfect Union” speech at the National Constitution Center. Here’s a look back at the moment and why it was historically important.
HBO’s documentary about real estate scion Robert Durst ended with a possible murder confession caught on tape after an interview with producers. But will the audio hold up in court against Fourth Amendment challenges?
Grover Cleveland stands alone in American history as the only President to serve non-consecutive terms. On the anniversary of his birth, here’s a look at one of most fascinating White House occupants.
One of the nation’s leading Civil War historians, James McPherson, explored why the war remains so deeply embedded in the national psyche at a National Constitution Center event on March 16, 2015.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the unusual situation in Alabama, where a federal judge is pondering her next steps in a conflict with that state’s Supreme Court over same-sex marriage licenses.