Jan 16

“Intoxicating Liquors”: How the Volstead Act led to Prohibition corruption



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Put away your lagers, your cocktail shakers, and your martini glasses. Prohibition is now in effect. On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. After decades of steadily growing in its political influence, the temperance movement had succeeded in prohibiting the sale, manufacture, and transportation of “intoxicating liquors” throughout the United… [Continue Reading]



Aug 30

Civic engagement: An engine for economic recovery?



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A new report indicates that cities and states with high levels of civic health in 2006 rebuffed the economic collapse and unemployment crisis better than their less-engaged counterparts.



Jul 5

Muhammad Ali to receive National Constitution Center’s 2012 Liberty Medal



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The National Constitution Center’s 2012 Liberty Medal ceremony will recognize Muhammad Ali as a champion of freedom, the Center announced at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.



Jul 2

Happy Second of July? The story behind the battle for America’s birthday



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Here is the story of how the United States almost celebrated Independence Day on July 2nd.



Jun 28

Holiday week events at the National Constitution Center



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Need a break from a hectic week of Constitutional news? Want to hang out with three Continental Army regiments? If you are in the Philadelphia area, here’s an inside look at Independence Day week at the National Constitution Center.