On March 20, 1854, disgruntled voters met in Wisconsin to start a new political party to contest the Democrats and a third long-forgotten party. But the Republican Party’s birth is somewhat hazy in its early days.
A Democratic proposal to ban the sale of assault weapons officially ended on Tuesday, when a lack of bipartisan support doomed the ban in the Senate. Also, background checks appear to remain in limbo.
The Vietnam War. Civil rights and women’s lib. MLK and RFK. Laugh-In and love-ins. From June 14 to September 2, 2013, the National Constitution Center presents The 1968 Exhibit.
A 97-page Republican National Committee game plan for 2016 could cause a few arguments with Tea Party conservatives, after it recommends cutting back some grassroots efforts like caucuses, primaries and debates.
On March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama made his campaign-defining “A More Perfect Union” speech at the National Constitution Center. Here’s a look back at the moment and why it was historically important.