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The Daily Show: Watch Trustee Richard Beeman on Separation of Church and State [VIDEO]

National Constitution Center Trustee and University of Pennsylvania Professor Richard Beeman was the featured guest on last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about the separation of church and state. Teacher’s corner Here is the text of the Fourteenth Amendment and a discussion on the incorporation doctrine in which the Supreme Court has […]

They lived loudly for liberty, a tribute to two founding mothers on Mother’s Day

Martha Washington and Abigail Adams are two of the most well-known and admired women from the American Revolution. Yet these founding mothers made very different choices when the lure of liberty called their husbands to leadership positions. Motherhood and their distinctive seasons in life influenced the decisions they made.

The Islam hearings: What would James Madison do?

By Dr. Steve Frank There are many reasons you can think of James Madison as the Jiminy Cricket of the Founding Fathers: – diminutive size- preference for black coats- voracious student with an encyclopedia in his brain- belief that conscience should be your guide. Madison was born 260 years ago today. As we wish him […]