On October 20, 1803, the Senate ratified a treaty with France, promoted by President Thomas Jefferson, that doubled the size of the United States. But was Jefferson empowered to make that $15 million deal under the Constitution?
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On November 8, Americans will flock to the polls to choose the next President of the United States. The National Constitution Center is here to help.
This weekend marked the 233rd anniversary of the American victory at Yorktown, which effectively ended the Revolutionary War. But did you know the British Army surrendered to a Lincoln, and not a Washington on that fateful day?
In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln. But his name is also forever linked to a decision back in 1867 that brought Alaska into the fold as a United States territory, at a bargain price.
David Barron traces the ongoing struggle between America’s presidents and Congress over who has the power to declare and wage war as described in his new book, Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS.