Award-winning presidential historian Edward Larson, renowned constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar, and Douglas Bradburn, founding director of the Washington Library at Mount Vernon, explore Washington’s conception of the presidency.
This week, scholars Josh Blackman and Michael Gerhardt will discuss on Twitter the constitutional aspects of issues arising at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Today, they look at the debate over gender equality.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks the Democrats’ election pledge to overturn the Citizens United campaign finance decision – a vow that faces considerable odds.
On July 27, 1789, Congress created the State Department, which became an important part of the Executive Branch established under the new Constitution.
The official Democratic Party platform is out, and compared with their Republican opponents, the Democrats are calling for fewer constitutional amendments in the near future.