Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, says the same-sex marriage fight will come down to a debate about granting a new right to a group of people, or confirming a right that is historically contained in the Constitution.
National Constitution Center:Jul 31, 2014From now until Constitution Day on September 17, we are sharing fun facts about the signers of the Constitution. Can you guess this Founding Father?
“I was born in the West Indies. I captured the attention of General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, which helped me to advance my career. I played a key role in New York’s ratification of the Constitution, serving as the primary author of what is now known as The Federalist Papers. I later served as the nation's first secretary of the treasury.”
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National Constitution Center:Jul 28, 2014Last month, we announced Signers' Hall would be closed until the fall to accommodate construction for the new George H.W. Bush Gallery that when completed, will host three original documents of freedom, including a copy of the Bill of Rights. Construction on the new exhibition space is proceeding as planned and is on schedule to open the last week in October! #MuseumMonday
Today marks the anniversary of the passing of Andrew Johnson, perhaps the most-criticized president in American history. But was Johnson really that bad a president, or just the target of some second-guessing historians?