Jan 16

“Intoxicating Liquors”: How the Volstead Act led to Prohibition corruption



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Put away your lagers, your cocktail shakers, and your martini glasses. Prohibition is now in effect. On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. After decades of steadily growing in its political influence, the temperance movement had succeeded in prohibiting the sale, manufacture, and transportation of “intoxicating liquors” throughout the United… [Continue Reading]



Mar 26

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Happy Birthday, Sandra Day O’Connor!



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Today is the 82nd birthday of retired Supreme Court Justice and a longtime friend of the National Constitution Center, Sandra Day O’Connor.



Jan 16

“Intoxicating Liquors”: How the Volstead Act Led to Prohibition Corruption



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Ninety-three years ago, on January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment of the Constitution was ratified.



Sep 9

10 years after: Tales of 9/11 told by artifacts at the National Constitution Center



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Collected from the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the attacks, these artifacts tell just a few of the stories from that fateful day.



Jun 13

The Dinner-Party Compromise that Resolved a Debt Crisis (And Gave Us Washington, D.C.)



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It’s been reported that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are set to play a friendly round of golf on June 18th. While this might strike some as a unique approach to solving our debt crisis, hosting social engagements to discuss political matters is nothing new.