Mar 20

The Republican Party marks its 160th birthday (we think)



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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.



Mar 20

10 famous people who switched political parties



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On the Republican Party’s 160th birthday, Constitution Daily looks at Republicans who were once Democrats (Ronald Reagan), Democrats who used to be Republicans (Hillary Clinton) and two presidents who changed parties under different circumstances.



Mar 19

Video: Lifting the veil on the FISA court



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In the wake of Edward Snowden’s leak of National Security Agency documents to the press, The National Constitution Center and The Constitution Project combine for a look at security and privacy.



Mar 19

Thomas McKean: A Founding Father with a double life



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Thomas McKean was a President before George Washington and supported judicial review before John Marshall. But today, McKean is mostly forgotten in the discussion about Founders who had a significant impact on the Constitution and the early Supreme Court.



Mar 18

Six years ago today: Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” speech



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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.