Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

Happy 219th anniversary to the U.S. Navy Department

April 30, 2017 By NCC Staff

The United States Navy actually has two birthdays—one in October, and one today. So what is the difference between the two days and why is it constitutionally important?

The most underrated Founding Father: Oliver Ellsworth?

April 29, 2017 By NCC Staff

On the anniversary of Oliver Ellsworth’s birth, Constitution Daily looks back an important founder who helped forge a compromise that led to the Constitution, and later played important roles in the early Senate and Supreme Court.

10 birthday facts about President James Monroe

April 28, 2017 By NCC Staff

James Monroe was the only president, aside from George Washington, to run unopposed for re-election. But that may not be the most surprising fact about the last Founding Father to occupy the White House.

Can a President really abolish a national monument?

April 28, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

President Donald Trump’s executive order asking for a review of national monuments has some critics saying the Trump administration may take the unusual step of delisting a monument. However, Trump wouldn’t be the first President to attempt such a move.

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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