As Constitution Daily counts down to the debut on December 15 at the National Constitution Center of an exhibition featuring an original copy of the Bill of Rights, we are looking at some fascinating facts about the iconic document. Today: What happened to the 20 amendments James Madison first proposed?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains Justice Stephen Breyer’s talk about the famous Lochner case on Monday, and why it casts a shadow after more than 100 years.
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Museum of We the People, America’s Town Hall, and a Headquarters for Civic Education, has received a $5.5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen announced on Monday.
Constitution Daily readers: We have some exciting news to share with you, if you plan to attend the National Constitution Center in the near future. An original copy of the Bill of Rights will be at the Center for the next three years, starting next Monday.
The case of a Pennsylvania teacher fired because of blog posts that criticized her own students has taken an interesting turn, as her lawyers claim viral Internet and television interest in the story protect her First Amendment rights.
Today marks an important anniversary in American history: the congressional declaration of war on Japan on December 8, 1941. But since then, Congress has rarely used its constitutional power formally issue a war declaration.
One of the most controversial decisions in Supreme Court history was caused by aftershocks of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and it’s still being debated today.
Donald Applestein looks back at the constitutional ratification process and Delaware’s move to approve a new Constitution.
A few years ago, a group of Iowa Republicans claimed the legitimate 13th Amendment to the Constitution was “missing.” The debate is part of an historical detective story with some surprising twists that is still taking place.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 13th Amendment (ratified December 6, 1865). Here’s what you need to know!