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Jul 12

Who said that? A quick history of the presidential oath



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George Washington has long been credited with instituting the tradition of concluding the oath of office with “So help me God,” at his inauguration in 1789.



Jul 11

Aaron Burr to Alexander Hamilton: make my day



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After decades of rivalry, Burr and Hamilton would settle once and for all the matter of their reputations and legacies.



Jul 8

Constitution Check: The verdict on Casey Anthony



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The Constitution’s Sixth Amendment does not promise, and does not require, a perfect trial in any criminal case.



Jul 8

An exhibition of quilts tells the story of George Washington’s slaves



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As the City’s project evolved, it became clear to me that the President’s House could be interpreted through my passion for quilt art.



Jul 7

Lyle’s look back: Supreme Court term in review



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Veteran Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston—the Center’s new Advisor on Constitutional Literacy and blog contributor—presented a colorful insider’s perspective on the Supreme Court’s recently concluded term to a capacity crowd.