Was Taft really stuck in his tub? Was Alexander Hamilton a weather reporter? As much of the East Coast is pummeled by another winter event, Constitution Daily would like to take this opportunity to look back at the most popular history-related stories we’ve run in the past two years.
Lyle Denniston looks at the complications related to two former aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, their claims of protection under the Fifth Amendment, and if investigators can compel them to produce documents like emails.
As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we look at the 13th Amendment, the first of three post-Civil War amendment that dealt with slavery and Civil Rights.
It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.
As part of our 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, we look at the important 12th Amendment, which settled that ugly mess between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr in 1800 and made clear the Vice President’s eligibility requirements.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, has a birthday today. If you are a Lincoln fan, here are some cool facts, including Lincoln’s career as an inventor, his love of animals, and his one losing appearance before the Supreme Court.
It was 190 years ago this week that a constitutional crisis was averted when the relatively new 12th Amendment to the Constitution settled the last presidential election decided in the House of Representatives.
As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, here is a look at the first amendment ratified after the Bill of Rights was adopted, which actually overturned an early Supreme Court decision.
More than two years after a CIA drone killed an American-born al-Qaida leader overseas, a similar attack in the planning is raising constitutional issues about due process.
Attorney Eric Holder is making sweeping changes about how the federal government extends rights to legally married same-sex couples, in areas where the federal government has jurisdiction. The move should add more fuel to the debate over the roles of the executive, Congress and the states in deciding social issues.