On this day in 1787, Shays’ rebellion effectively ended in Springfield, Mass., when its forces failed to capture a federal armory. The uprising was one of the major influences in the calling of a Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
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One of the most important, but least discussed, constitutional amendments made government more responsive by greatly shorting the time outgoing elected officials have a role in passing laws.
Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1964). Here’s what you need to know.
Liberty Medal recipient Robert M. Gates was back at the National Constitution Center on Thursday night, speaking about the qualities of leadership in the modern age, including his take on the current presidential campaign.
Geoffrey Stone of the University of Chicago and Eugene Volokh of UCLA dissect the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment and explore current debates over its meaning.