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A New U.S. Supreme Court?

September 25, 2020 by Marcia Coyle

The late Justice Byron White famously said that with each new justice, there is a new Supreme Court. Americans soon will be able to judge the truth of that statement.

On this day, Congress proposes the Bill of Rights to the states

September 25, 2020 by NCC Staff

On September 25, 1789, the First Congress made a highly-anticipated move in arguably the most important congressional session in history, when it agreed on a list of constitutional amendments known as the Bill of Rights.

10 fascinating facts about the Supreme Court on its birthday

September 24, 2020 by NCC Staff

It was back on this day in 1789 that Congress passed the act that officially created the federal judiciary system that included the Supreme Court and other federal courts.

The Emancipation Proclamation’s other anniversary

September 22, 2020 by NCC Staff

President Abraham Lincoln altered the course of the Civil War and American society when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. But the Proclamation had its roots in a key announcement made on September 22, 1862.

Read and Search The Constitution

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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