Today marks an important anniversary in American history: the congressional declaration of war on Japan on December 8, 1941. But since then, Congress has rarely used its constitutional power formally issue a war declaration.
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On Martin Van Buren’s birthday, Constitution Daily looks at the man who helped to create our modern two-party political system, well before he became eighth President.
Alex Keyssar of Harvard University and James Ceaser of the University of Virginia explore the history and purpose of the Electoral College.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is leading a drive to recount votes in at least two swing states. Historically, how have these efforts fared and could they affect the 2016 presidential election’s outcome?
One of many compromises at the Constitution Convention, the Electoral College gives the people a voice in the selection of the President.