Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

Do You Know More About Civics Than A Girl Scout?

May 4, 2012 By Erin McLeary

Quick! Recite the preamble to the Constitution. Now, outline the main points of U.S. naturalization laws. Ready for your next question?

The Contents of Lincoln’s Pockets

April 13, 2012 By Erin McLeary

A visitor to the Library of Congress can choose to examine any of over 123,000,000 books, newspapers, maps, photographs, prints, pieces of sheet music, sound recordings, and manuscripts.

Happy birthday Social Security: Two strange ways Americans remembered their numbers in the 30's

August 15, 2011 By Erin McLeary

On August 14, 1935, Social Security was born. And as with any newborn, it changed lives.

Artifact Spotlight: The Gettysburg flower book

July 3, 2011 By Erin McLeary

Although we know nothing about the child who made this little book, the book is a powerful reminder that Americans have long been seeking both personal and collective ways in which to remember the Civil War.

What links slavery, jobs and the Pentagon Papers? Hint: It's more interesting than the phone book

June 29, 2011 By Erin McLeary

"Senator Gravel nonetheless read aloud for over three hours until, mentally and physically exhausted, he collapsed in tears."

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