Most people aren’t big fans of a national income tax, but it was on this day back in 1861 that the first one was levied by the new President, Abraham Lincoln.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a lawsuit challenging the President’s ability to take military action against ISIS.
As part of the National Constitution Center’s on-going Interactive Constitution project, leading constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution’s history and what it means today. In this discussion, Randy E. Barnett of the Georgetown University Law Center and Heather Gerken of Yale Law School find common ground on the overall evolution of federalism.
On June 29, 2006, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bush administration’s use of military commissions to try suspected terrorists was illegal.
Philadelphia was the early capital of the United States after the Constitution was ratified, but on May 14, 1800, the nation’s capital moved to Washington. So who was behind the deal that changed the face of American government?