President Abraham Lincoln altered the course of the Civil War and American society when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. But the Proclamation had its roots in a key announcement made on September 22, 1862.
In this two-part commentary, Robert F. Turner from the University of Virginia looks at some points of fact and law in the debate over executive power and American involvement in fighting terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
What’s on the docket for our nation’s highest court? Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, joined the American Constitution Society in Washington for a preview of the new term.
It’s official: the Scottish people have rejected independence. But the matter is far from settled—the months and years ahead promise spirited debate over governance of the British union.
On September 19, 1796, a Philadelphia newspaper published one of the greatest documents in American history: George Washington’s Farewell Address. Even today, some people in that other “Washington” could learn a few lessons from the first President.
Lyle Denniston, the constitutional literacy adviser for the National Constitution Center, looks at the Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines, and the Justice Department’s threats to fine the Yahoo! web service.
The Constitution is our most endearing document, but not everything you read online about the Constitution is accurate! Here are some of the top myths about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers still out there on blogs and websites.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand talked about her rise in politics and some big issues in a special live event at the National Constitution Center on Tuesday night..
Is President Barack Obama redefining the Constitution by limiting congressional input into military actions against the terror organization ISIL? Leading experts Ilya Somin and John Yoo join Jeffery Rosen to discuss a complex constitutional issue.
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