David O. Stewart says despite the rancor of today’s political scene, at least the opponents aren’t emulating the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, which happened 210 years ago today.
This Friday marks the 210th anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to gun down a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?
On the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, a look back at history shows the event wasn’t unique when it came to early-19th-century squabbles.
What were George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and James Madison really like? Four noted authorities discuss these essential Founders in detail, in discussions held at America’s Town Hall at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at the large number of unanimous Supreme Court decisions in the term that concluded in June, and if there is a lesson to be learned from the trend.
David W. Wise, in this commentary, says no state has yet come up with an proven system to address the redistricting process in a bipartisan manner, but one very big state may have a potential solution.
Nearly 150 years after Reconstruction, African-Americans in North Carolina are seeking a preliminary injunction this week against a state law that they say disproportionately burdens their right to vote.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, examined the constitutional implications of digital technology and surveillance in a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution.
On the 146th anniversary of the 14th Amendment, Constitution Daily looks at 10 historic Supreme Court cases about due process and equal protection under the law.
The 14th Amendment was a milestone in American history. Not only did it strike down the Dred Scott decision, the amendment’s “due process” and “equal protection” provisions have had enormous constitutional importance.