Constitution Daily

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The vote that led to the 19th amendment

August 18, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

On the 98th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, we look back at a young politician whose unexpected vote in the Tennessee state legislature gave all women the right to vote.

3-D gun plan dispute gets hearing next week

August 17, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

Next Tuesday, a federal judge based in Washington state will hear arguments about the efforts of 19 states to block a website from offering 3-D-printer gun blueprints, an issue that touches several constitutional amendments and has started a national debate.

Podcast: Callie House, Reparations Advocate and Trailblazer

August 16, 2018 By NCC Staff

Lana Ulrich memorializes Callie House, the trailblazing reparations advocate who led one of the largest grassroots movements in African American history, with Professors Mary Frances Berry and Tiffany Patterson.

Looking back: One of the ugliest protests in White House history

August 16, 2018 By NCC Staff

Today marks the anniversary of an unusual event in White House history when President John Tyler's veto of a banking bill led to violence at the president's mansion.

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