As part of Constitution Daily’s Forgotten Presidents week, we look at William Henry Harrison – the first modern political candidate who is best known for his sudden death in the White House.
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In 1789 on this day of September 26th, John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States – two days after George Washington nominated him. Here are some interesting facts about Jay, including his role in the Federalist Papers.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at growing arguments about congressional approval for military actions in Syria and Iraq, and what the Founders intended for war-making and war-declaring powers.
Jeffrey P. Minear, the Counselor to the Chief Justice of the United States, joins our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the 225th anniversary of the Act that established our federal judicial system.
On September 19, 1796, a Philadelphia newspaper published one of the greatest documents in American history: George Washington’s Farewell Address. Even today, some people in that other “Washington” could learn a few lessons from the first President.