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Forgotten Founders: Elbridge Gerry, The “Brusque Maverick”

August 3, 2020 by Nicholas Mosvick

Today, Elbridge Gerry is best known for being the force and namesake behind “Gerrymandering.” That has obscured the significance of a founder who signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and later ascended to the Vice Presidency.

On this day, the Declaration of Independence is officially signed

August 2, 2020 by Scott Bomboy

August 2, 1776 is one of the most important but least celebrated days in American history, when 56 members of the Second Continental Congress started signing the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Generations later, President Warren Harding’s sudden death recalled

August 1, 2020 by NCC Staff

On the evening of August 2, 1923, President Warren Harding died in a San Francisco hotel room. Beyond that, the details of the president’s death remained murky for decades amidst rumors of scandal or even worse.

Battle for the Constitution: Week of July 27th, 2020 Roundup

July 31, 2020 by NCC Staff

Here is a round-up of the latest from the Battle for the Constitution: a special project on the constitutional debates in American life, in partnership with The Atlantic.

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