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Senator John McCain receives 2017 Liberty Medal

October 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

On Monday night, United States Senator John McCain received 29th annual Liberty Medal for his lifetime of sacrifice and service in an event hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Supreme Court takes big privacy case, but denies Ten Commandments appeal

October 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

The United States Supreme Court will be taking on a second major privacy case this term, but it won’t take a challenge that denied the placement of a Ten Commandments monument at a New Mexico city hall.

10 fascinating facts on President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthday

October 14, 2017 By NCC Staff

Dwight Eisenhower was a rarity in American politics, when he won the presidency in 1952 in his first campaign as a politician. So what else was unique about the 34th President?

Video: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick talk about the Vietnam War

October 13, 2017 By NCC Staff

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss their visceral, immersive documentary on the Vietnam War in a special National Constitution Center event.

10 fascinating facts on the White House’s 225th anniversary

October 13, 2017 By NCC Staff

Today marks the 225th anniversary of an American icon: the White House. Here's a look back at its remarkable history.

Podcast: The state of the Second Amendment

October 12, 2017 By NCC Staff

Saul Cornell and Nelson Lund join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the Second Amendment in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting tragedy.

Sports betting case gets its Supreme Court game date in December

October 10, 2017 By NCC Staff

In early December, a long-awaited contest about legalized single-game sports betting in New Jersey will get its day at the Supreme Court, with some heavy hitters involved in the process.

On this day, FDR approves funding the Manhattan Project

October 9, 2017 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders Dr. Vannevar Bush to move forward with a top-secret project that led to the world's first atomic bombs. Over the following four years, the Manhattan Project was shrouded in secrecy, despite more than 100,000 people working on it.

Franklin Pierce’s murky legacy as President

October 8, 2017 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1869, former President Franklin Pierce passed away in New Hampshire. Pierce was regarded as an ethical hard worker, but he struggled as a national leader when he openly advocated for pro-slavery states as a Northerner in the 1850s.

Podcast: The future of gerrymandering

October 6, 2017 By NCC Staff

Michael Morley and Daniel Tokaji join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss Supreme Court arguments in a potential landmark case about gerrymandering.

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