Today marks the 228th anniversary of the start of the constitutional convention in Philadelphia. A few things have changed since then, from how much people drank to who could vote, to how tall people were.
Bestselling author Daniel Okrent, the curator of our new American Spirits exhibit, talks about the real story of Prohibition and why its central debate is still relevant today.
President Aaron Burr? Or President Charles Evans Hughes? These men and three other came so close to winning the highest office in the land, but came up just a few votes short.
Remember that crying four-year-old who said, “I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney”? Her mother soothed her with the promise that “it’ll be over soon, Abbie.” Well, mom was wrong.
The National Constitution Center’s new “American Spirits” exhibit is open. But can you pass a 10-question quiz about the events that led up to the nation’s craziest decade: the Prohibition era?