The National Constitution Center is the Museum of We the People, America's Town Hall, and a civic education headquarters dedicated to non-partisan constitutional education and debate.

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upcoming programs

  • Justice Anthony M. Kennedy: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights September 22, 2014

    This event is sold out. The National Constitution Center hosts a special talk with Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Appearing for the first time at the Constitution Center, he will deliver remarks on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and more.

  • The Federalist Papers September 24, 2014

    Federal judges, when interpreting the U.S. Constitution, frequently use the Federalist Papers as a contemporary account of the intentions of the Framers. Justice Thomas Saylor of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania offers a primer on the famous articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay to win public favor and persuade state legislatures to ratify the Constitution.

latest podcasts

  • Online privacy for public figures in the social media age

    Do current laws give public figures and private people adequate protection from online hackers who post content on websites? The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen speaks with Eric Posner and Marc Rotenberg about a very personal topic.

Constitution Daily Blog

  • Podcast: Can Obama attack ISIL without congressional approval?

    Podcast: Can Obama attack ISIL without congressional approval?

    Is President Barack Obama redefining the Constitution by limiting congressional input into military actions against the terror organization ISIL? Leading experts Ilya Somin and John Yoo join Jeffery Rosen to discuss a complex constitutional issue.


  • Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

    Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

    This powerful, engaging exhibition uses Thomas Jefferson's plantation Monticello as a focal point for examining the dilemma of slavery in the United States. April 9 – October 19, 2014