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May 29

Constitution Check: Do women have a constitutional right to serve in military combat?



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Are women guaranteed a constitutional right to serve their country in direct active- military combat? Lyle Denniston looks at a lawsuit that seeks to break the glass ceiling on the battlefield.



May 25

Martin Van Buren becomes a social media star



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Why is former President Martin Van Buren trending in Google and getting a lot of play on Twitter? It’s because a young boy dropped Van Buren’s name on a popular talk show.



May 25

A visit to Independence Hall on a key Constitution anniversary



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This Memorial Day weekend starts with the day 225 years ago that the Constitutional convention started in Philadelphia. The event called for a five-minute walk over to Independence Hall, from our offices at the National Constitution Center, to see a key artifact.



May 25

It was 225 years ago today the Constitutional Convention began



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May 25, 1787 was the day it all began in Philadelphia, as the Constitutional Convention started in earnest and the first votes were taken at what is now called Independence Hall. The delegates who gathered in Philadelphia knew they were there for an important reason – the system of federal and state government under the… [Continue Reading]



May 25

Where the delegates stayed in 1787



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Looking back to 225 years ago, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like to arrive in Philadelphia by May 25th, to set the course of a new nation. For starters, the delegates had to find lodging for months – without the help of Expedia or hotels.com.