Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights, a new exhibition featuring a rare, original copy of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights—one of 12 surviving copies sent to the states by President George Washington in 1789—has opened at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Bill of Rights Day, December 15, 2014
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The Conscience of the Constitution: Is liberty or democracy the primary constitutional value? Join constitutional scholars Timothy Sandefur and Kermit Roosevelt for a conversation exploring this compelling question— the basis for Sandefur’s most recent book The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty. Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen moderates. Watch live beginning at 1:15 ET:
Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of the Left and Right (11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) Perhaps to better understand Washington’s intractable partisan gridlock, we can look to its roots. We ask Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin and the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to explore the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best represented […]
Today marks the 78th anniversary of King Edward VIII’s abdication in England in the 1930s, which highlights the constitutional differences in two nations between replacing a head of state.
As Constitution Daily counts down to the debut on December 15 at the National Constitution Center of an exhibition featuring an original copy of the Bill of Rights, we are looking at some fascinating facts about the iconic document. Today: Here are eight key facts about this enduring testament to liberty and freedom!