Sep 4

The War Powers Resolution debate continues



Posted 7 months, 16 days ago.

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As the Obama administration and Congress debate about missile strikes against Syria, an argument that started in 2011 about Libya has life again: What are the military limits of a U.S. President?



Sep 3

Remembering Frederick Douglass’ escape from slavery



Posted 7 months, 17 days ago.

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Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery on September 3, 1848, aided by a disguise and job skills he had learned while forced to work in Baltimore’s shipyards.



Sep 3

Vote Now: A constitutional amendment about a Right to Privacy?



Posted 7 months, 17 days ago.

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Does the Constitution need a new amendment to better define your right to privacy? Vote now in our “Next 10 Amendments” project!



Sep 1

How a hurricane brought an important Founding Father to America



Posted 7 months, 19 days ago.

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How different would America have been without a hurricane that hit St. Croix in late August 1772? Without it, Alexander Hamilton may never have never shaped this country’s history.



Aug 30

Vote Now: A proposed Balanced Budget amendment to the Constitution



Posted 7 months, 21 days ago.

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If you had a chance to support a new Constitutional amendment, which one would you choose? We’ve posed that question all summer and now it’s time for America to vote.