Feb 14

14th Amendment: Citizenship Rights, Equal Protection, Apportionment, Civil War Debt



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The 14th Amendment was a milestone in American history. Not only did it strike down the Dred Scott decision, the amendment’s “due process” and “equal protection” provisions have had enormous constitutional importance.



Feb 14

Three stories of love in the White House



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Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and in a romantic tribute to couples everywhere, it’s time to turn back the pages to remember three unusual White House romances.



Feb 13

Podcast: Due process, lethal drones and American citizens



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How do American citizens, even as enemy combatants, enjoy the constitutional protection of due process? Joining us to discuss this current topic are Jonathan Hafetz from Seton Hall Law and John Yoo from the University of California Berkeley Law School, in a podcast conversation moderated by the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.



Feb 13

The 13th Amendment: Slavery And Involuntary Servitude



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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.



Feb 12

50 interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln’s life



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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.