Apr 18

Students will want to read up on Constitution for 2016 SAT tests

Posted 1 day, 14 hours ago.


Important changes are on the way for students taking a new form of the SAT test, including sections that will require them to interpret the meaning of passages from the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers and other founding documents.

Apr 18

Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War

Posted 1 day, 15 hours ago.


The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at the towns of Lexington and Concord. But how accurate are some of the key facts that have been handed down to us through the generations?

Apr 17

Podcast: Lessig, Levinson on changing the Constitution

Posted 2 days, 8 hours ago.


Lawrence Lessig from Harvard and Sanford Levinson from the University of Texas join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if America needs a second Constitutional convention and what challenges such a meeting would pose.

Apr 15

Tax Day trivia: Why do we have the IRS (and other factoids)?

Posted 4 days, 15 hours ago.


April 15 is marked each year as the traditional day people need to file their taxes, so it’s not exactly celebrated as a holiday. But how did April 15 become the big day–and how did we get the IRS in the first place?

Apr 14

The Nevada cattle standoff and the First Amendment

Posted 5 days, 13 hours ago.


An old-fashioned standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and federal officials seems to be over now, but the event has started even more talk about the use of “First Amendment zones” at public protests.