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10 facts about the most famous scene in legal history

July 20, 2018 By NCC Staff

The legendary confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial took place on a hot Monday afternoon on July 20, 1925. But the real clash of the cultural titans didn’t exactly match what was later popularized in movies and theater.

The New Supreme Court

July 19, 2018 By NCC Staff

Jeffrey Rosen leads a discussion about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, Justice Gorsuch’s first year on the Supreme Court, and what the future of the Court might look like.

On this day, the Seneca Falls Convention begins

July 19, 2018 By NCC Staff

On July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention in the United States began at Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.

On This Day, Truman, Congress decide current line of presidential succession

July 18, 2018 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1947, Congress changed the order of who can succeed the President and Vice President in office, more closely reflecting the wishes of the Founding Fathers.

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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