On March 11, 1861, delegates from the newly formed Confederate States of America agreed on their own constitution. And much of it mirrored the Constitution of the United States as it existed at the time.
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Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers listener questions about citizenship, gun rights, same-sex marriage, and more.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a debate over states’ rights and Obama administration’s ambitious efforts to protect the environment from carbon pollution.
Local self-governance is a proud American tradition. But in dire circumstances, cities face the dramatic option of ending their existence altogether.
It was on this day in 1959 that Alaska was admitted to the union as the 49th state- ending a process that started 13 years earlier.