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By the Numbers: the jobs of the First Congress vs. the 112th Congress

February 16, 2012 By Kathleen Maher

Whenever someone mentions “Election 2012,” your first thought is probably of the race for the White House. But this November, don’t forget we also have elections for seats in Congress.

Making connections with constitutional chalk art

July 21, 2011 By Kathleen Maher

See the chalk mural timeline created by Spray, an artist, political activist and educator.

The right stuff: what they did before they were president

July 13, 2011 By Kathleen Maher

How many of our presidents were first captains of industry or small entrepreneurs, for that matter?

"Discover the Real George Washington" opens today [VIDEO]

July 1, 2011 By Kathleen Maher

See how George Washington rose to the top of the ranks of the British army.

The first amendment and the burning of the Koran

April 29, 2011 By Kathleen Maher

Was Terry Jones within his rights under the first amendment when he burned a religious text, or should he be condemned, possibly prosecuted for the consequences of his actions?

Emily Geiger: Revolutionary Heroine

April 1, 2011 By Kathleen Maher

Emily had two options – get rid of the message she was carrying or be caught and tried as a spy!

Emeline Pigott: Spy for the Confederacy

March 16, 2011 By Kathleen Maher

Sometimes wearing up to 30 pounds of extra weight, Emeline hid important papers, materials, and other contraband in her voluminous skirts.

Virginia Hall: the one-legged spy who defeated the Germans

March 4, 2011 By Kathleen Maher

Today is the official opening of the Center’s new exhibit, Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America. Allow us to share a story of one of the featured spies and her work with the French Resistance during World War II.

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