From the Liberty Medal to the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai, the National Constitution Center’s 2014 Liberty Medal recipient, was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week. It turns out that winners of both prizes are becoming something of a trend.


Remembering William Seward’s Alaska ‘folly’

In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln. But his name is also forever linked to a decision back in 1867 that brought Alaska into the fold as a United States territory, at a bargain price.

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.