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The Klan’s indirect role in fostering the Jazz Age

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In an interesting footnote in history, the Ku Klux Klan played an indirect role with a popular independent record company that played a much larger role in the growth of jazz music.

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Constitution Check: Can a judge send a criminal to church instead of prison?

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Lyle Denniston looks at a judge’s decision to sentence a teen to attend church for 10 years, and why that decision goes against the grain of the Founding Fathers.

Today’s war on drugs: Prohibition then and now

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As the debate over the legalization of marijuana came to the forefront of this year’s election, three experts joined the National Constitution Center to discuss lessons we can learn from the Prohibition era. Daniel Okrent, best-selling author and curator of the Center’s world-premiere exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, joined Christopher Bracey,… [Continue Reading]

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Who said it: Lincoln or Franklin?

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This Monday marks the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. But can you tell difference between one of Abe’s most famous quotes and famous sayings from Benjamin Franklin?

Five women who could run for president in 2016

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America has never had a female major party candidate nominated to be president, but the odds are growing that it will happen in 2016.