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On this day, Rosa Parks wouldn’t give up her bus seat

December 1, 2021 by NCC Staff

Today marks the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ decision to sit down for her rights on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, putting the effort to end segregation on a fast track.

Winston Churchill on why the American Constitution matters

November 30, 2021 by NCC Staff

On the anniversary of his birth, Constitution Daily looks back at what the British leader and author Sir Winston Churchill had to say about the American Constitution, which was quite a lot.

On this day, the 25th Amendment gets its first test

November 27, 2021 by NCC Staff

On November 27, 1973, the United States Senate became the first legislative house to act under the 25th Amendment, when it voted to approve Representative Gerald Ford as the new Vice President. A week later, the House also approved Ford, making his appointment official.

Was Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation the first Executive Order?

November 25, 2021 by Scott Bomboy

This Thursday, Americans celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday that has its roots in colonial traditions. But was that holiday actually created by the first executive order issued by a President?

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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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