We don’t talk a lot about the 12th Amendment at the National Constitution Center, but this week marks a milestone that is an important part of the Constitution: It allows Congress to settle disputed presidential elections.
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Note: Landmark Cases, C-SPAN’s new series on historic Supreme Court decisions—produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center—continues on Monday, Nov 30 at 9 p.m. ET. This week’s show features the Mapp illegal search decision.
On November 27, 1973, the United States Senate became the first legislative house to act under the 25th Amendment, when it voted to approve Representative Gerald Ford as the new Vice President. A week later, the House also approved Ford, making his appointment official.
Today marks the 226th anniversary of the national Thanksgiving holiday proclaimed by George Washington, as a way to give thanks for the Constitution, and honor religious and civil liberty.
The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace between the fowl and the White House is a relatively thing. And in fact, a few presidents actually ate their guests!