Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System Headed to the White House Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System

April 13, 2016 - July 10, 2016

Headed to the White House

February 12, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014 - December 22, 2017
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Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Featured Event Now through 2017

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014 - December 22, 2017

The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights starting December 15, 2014.

Headed to the White House

February 12, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Headed to the White House is the only exhibit of its kind, uniquely created to engage students, teachers and families with the election season.

Living News Spring 2016

March 28, 2016 - June 3, 2016

Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts in Living News.

Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System

April 13, 2016 - July 10, 2016

The National Constitution Center’s new exhibit,Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System, explores how Hamilton, America’s first treasury secretary, sought to establish a national system of banking, finance, taxation, coinage, and currency—a complete financial revolution.

Latest Tour News and Return Engagement for American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

April 20, 2016 - September 5, 2018

Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation.

The Constitutional Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

May 2, 2016

A reflection on Justice Scalia and the future of constitutional interpretation with three of the late Justice’s former law clerks—Steven Calabresi, Lee Otis, and Kevin Walsh—and Brianne Gorod, a former law clerk to Justice Breyer.

Does the University of Texas’s Use of Racial Preferences Violate the Constitution?

May 5, 2016

Law professors Elise Boddie, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and Gail Heriot, University of San Diego Law School, debate issues surrounding affirmative action in Texas. This program will be at George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas.

The History and Legacy of the 14th Amendment

May 10, 2016

As part of our Second Founding celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Reconstruction Amendments, join us for a discussion on the history and enduring relevance of the 14th Amendment.

Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis: Japanese Internment and America Today

May 12, 2016

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Professor Kermit Roosevelt is joined by Karen Korematsu, founder of the Fred Korematsu Civil Rights Fund, to discuss Roosevelt’s latest novel.

The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History

May 16, 2016

The nation’s foremost experts on the American presidency and the U.S. Constitution explain how each American president has confronted and shaped the Constitution.

Members and Friends Breakfast with the CEO

May 18, 2016

Enjoy breakfast and conversation with President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen on May 18, 2016

Diane Rehm: Do Americans Have a Right to Die?

May 19, 2016

NPR Host diane Rehm discusses her new book about how the death of her husband inspired her to take up a controversial cause: the right to die in America. This event will take place at the Sara Delano Roosevelt Memorial House, 47-49 E 65th St, New York, N.Y.

Kevin Seamus Hasson: How We Came to Be One Nation Under God

May 23, 2016

Kevin Seamus Hasson, founder of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, looks at the debates over the relationship between church and state.

The Next Supreme Court Confirmation Battle

May 26, 2016

Join us to assess the Supreme Court confirmation process and the debate over President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the high court.

May Educator Family Day

May 28, 2016

Educators are invited to visit the National Constitution Center for free, with discounted admission for their families.

Memorial Day Weekend 2016

May 28, 2016 - May 30, 2016

Originally known as Decoration Day, an occasion to honor soldiers who gave their lives during the American Civil War, the Memorial Day civic holiday now honors all members of the military who have given their lives in defense of the Constitution and its legacy of freedom.

Jeffrey Rosen: Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet

June 1, 2016

Center President Jeffrey Rosen discusses his new book, "Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet," with leading Brandeis scholars Philippa Strum and Melvin Urofsky.

Sidney Blumenthal & Sean Wilentz: The Hidden History of American Politics

June 6, 2016

Former political aide Sidney Blumenthal and prominent historian Sean Wilentz explore the role party politics has played in America’s enduring struggle against economic inequality.

Intelligence Squared Debate: Has the President Usurped Congressional Power?

June 8, 2016

Award-winning NPR show Intelligence Squared U.S. returns to the Center for an exciting and live debate. ABC News correspondent John Donvan moderates.

Cass Sunstein: The World According to Star Wars

June 13, 2016

Harvard legal scholar and former White House advisor Cass Sunstein explores George Lucas’s masterpiece as it relates to rebellions, constitutional law, presidential elections, and more.

Philadelphia’s Stripes and Stars Festival 2016

June 14, 2016

From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest institutions—the American flag and the U.S. Army!

Jim Obergefell & Debbie Cenziper: The Story of Obergefell v. Hodges

June 16, 2016

Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, and the Washington Posts’ Debbie Cenziper, provide a behind-the-scenes look inside the landmark Supreme Court case that extended the right to marry to same-sex couples.

What Shakespeare Can Teach Us about Law

June 23, 2016

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, scholars and artists address the broad question of what Shakespeare can teach us about justice.

June Educator Family Day

June 25, 2016

Educators are invited to visit the National Constitution Center for free, with discounted admission for their families.

Abortion and the Constitution: What You Need to Know

June 27, 2016

Join us for a discussion on current and future constitutional debates about abortion, including the future of Roe v. Wade and the issues in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, now before the Supreme Court.

All American Celebration 2016

June 30, 2016 - July 5, 2016

Join the National Constitution Center for an array of patriotic festivities surrounding Independence Day, including the interactive Independence Day show, exploring the history of the Declaration of Independence and how the definition of “We the People” has expanded since Thomas Jefferson penned the famous words “…all men are created equal…” in 1776.

2016 Annual Supreme Court Review

July 6, 2016

Distinguished legal experts examine the Supreme Court’s landmark 2015-16 session, which included significant cases about affirmative action, abortion, religious liberty, and immigration.

The Presidency of George Washington

July 27, 2016

Top presidential historians and contemporary constitutional experts explore Washington’s conception of the presidency during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

July Educator Family Day

July 30, 2016

Educators are invited to visit the National Constitution Center for free, with discounted admission for their families

August Educator Family Day

August 28, 2016

Educators are invited to visit the National Constitution Center for free, with discounted admission for their families.

Constitution Day 2016

September 16, 2016

Every year, the National Constitution hosts the best Constitution Day Celebration in the country. The National Constitution Center will observe Constitution Day on Friday, September 16, 2016.

September Educator Family Day

September 24, 2016

Educators are invited to visit the National Constitution Center for free, with discounted admission for their families.

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