It was 227 years ago today that the federal government started to operate under the terms of the U.S. Constitution, as the Confederation Congress ceded power. However, there was a major problem with the first session of the new Congress: not enough members showed up.
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Clarke Forsythe from Americans United For Life and Mary Ziegler from the Florida State University College of Law join us to discuss the major abortion case heard by the Supreme Court this week.
On March 3, 1820, Congress approved the Missouri compromise, a law that maintained a balance in the Senate between free and slave states. The pact only lasted 24 years, and its elimination was one of the contributing factors that led to the Civil War.
On this day in 1781, the Articles of Confederation, our first constitution, became the official law of the land. It didn’t last a decade, for some obvious reasons.
Voters in about a dozen states head to the polls tomorrow to help select the next presidential nominees in a ritual called Super Tuesday. So how did we get this primary season free-for-all and why does it matter?