Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 12th Amendment (ratified June 15, 1804). Here’s what you need to know: WHAT IT DOES The 12th Amendment combined a party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates onto one ticket. WHY IT WAS ADDED Originally, Article II, Section 1, Clause 3, of the Constitution prescribed that whoever received the… [Continue Reading]
As we work through the angles of the NSA surveillance story, here’s a look at three big “P”s at the center of the story.
Many of the rights and liberties Americans cherish—such as speech, religion, and the right to fair trial—are included in the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights. How much do you know about this founding document? Check out these handy FAQs to learn all about it.
Welcome back for Constitution Daily’s West Wing Wednesday, where we walk and talk about everyone’s favorite now-on-Netflix political drama and the top constitutional lessons, mistakes, and moments from the show. Today’s topic: mistakes.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 27th Amendment. Here’s what you need to know.