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Apr 21

Should voters have to pass a civics test?



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A recent op-ed suggests voters should have to take a test. Would that be Constitutional? The answer may surprise you.



Apr 20

Does anyone ever read Section 2 of constitutional amendments?



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In the case of the 21st Amendment, it’s easy to get caught up in Section 1. This is the part that repeals the 18th Amendment, ending the prohibition of the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors in the United States. Except that it didn’t.



Apr 19

The trouble with Abraham Lincoln



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As Adam Goodheart, author of the remarkable new book 1861: The Civil War Awakening, pointed out to a rapt, sell-out audience at the National Constitution Center this week, some criticize him for his repression of civil liberties and other downfalls.



Apr 18

Dollars and Sense: learn how the gov’t manages its money



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This Tax Day, check out “Dollars and Sense,” the newest episode of our web video-lesson series Constitution Hall Pass, to learn about how the government manages its money.



Apr 18

The top 10 protest songs of all time



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Some of our country’s democratic ferment has produced tremendous art. Often the message is one of dissent, which got us thinking: What are the greatest protest songs of all time?