Liberty Medal

The 2024 Liberty Medal Honoring Ken Burns

Tuesday, September 24 | 6:30 p.m.

The 36th annual Liberty Medal will be awarded to America’s storyteller, Ken Burns, for illuminating the nation’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and inspiring all of us to learn about the principles at the heart of the American idea. The National Constitution Center will honor the renowned documentary filmmaker at a ceremony overlooking Independence Mall on September 24, 2024.

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19th Amendment

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

19th Amendment: Origins, History, and Legacy

Telling the story of the 19th Amendment from the Civil War through its ratification to today, 19th Amendment experts Reva Siegel and Laura Free join host Jeffrey Rosen.

Town Hall Video
19th Amendment: Past, Present, and Future

Celebrate the 19th Amendment with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary Condoleezza Rice, Abby Wambach, and others.

Blog Post
The vote that led to the 19th Amendment

On the anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, we look back at a young politician whose unexpected vote in the Tennessee state legislature gave all women the right to vote.

Second Amendment

Modern debates about the Second Amendment have focused on a private right of individuals to keep and bear arms.

What the Supreme Court’s Opinion in NYSRPA v. Bruen Means for the Second Amendment

Breaking down the opinion in the landmark case expanding the right to carry arms outside the home.

Blog Post
On this day, a divided Supreme Court rules on the Second Amendment

On June 28, 2010, a deeply divided Supreme Court upholds gun-ownership rights within homes on a national basis, expanding on a 2008 decision applying to the District of Columbia.

Supreme Court Case
District of Columbia v. Heller

District of Columbia v. Heller was the first time in several decades that the Supreme Court interpreted the words of the Second Amendment.

Article I

Article I allows the people’s representatives to act together for the common good.

Town Hall Video
Oligarchies, Monopolies, and the Constitution

Experts explore what the Constitution has to say about monopolies and antitrust law.

Restoring the Guardrails of Democracy

Identifying institutional, legal, and technological reforms that might address current threats to American democracy.


While the Reconstruction Amendments were an important step in ensuring equal rights for all people, injustices continued throughout the United States.

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The Center's newest gallery offers a fresh perspective on the history of the First Amendment and how it impacts us today.

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