One of the most controversial decisions in Supreme Court history was caused by aftershocks of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and it’s still being debated today.
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On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified after the state of Georgia approved the amendment as it was proposed to the states by Congress. That act officially ended the practice of slavery in the United States.
The 21st Amendment to the Constitution was certainly popular on this day in 1933, when it was ratifies and end the long national experiment known as Prohibition. Here is what the text actually says.
On December 5, 1933, three states voted to repeal Prohibition, putting the ratification of the 21st Amendment into place. But did Prohibition really end on that fateful day?
In a live debate conducted by Intelligence Squared U.S. and the National Constitution Center, four legal experts debated the topic: Does the Equal Protection Clause forbid racial preferences in State university admissions?