Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

On this day, we added the 50th state

August 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

Hawaii joined the Union on this day in 1959, an act that remains historically significant but not without controversy.

10 birthday facts about the 42nd president, Bill Clinton

August 19, 2017 By NCC Staff

August 19th marks the 71st birthday of former President Bill Clinton, whose eight-year term dominated the decade of the 1990s.

Podcast: Trump, Twitter and the First Amendment

August 17, 2017 By NCC Staff

Can President Trump block citizens from following his own Twitter feed?  Alex Abdo and Eugene Volokh join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the First Amendment aspects of a pending legal case.

Sanctuary City lawsuits pile up as court dates loom

August 17, 2017 By NCC Staff

With California and the city of San Francisco join Chicago in legal fights with the Justice Department over their sanctuary city policies, a showdown in court seems likely in the near future.

Three Supreme Court cases involving the Ku Klux Klan

August 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

Violent public demonstrations involving white supremacists and counter-protesters in Virginia last weekend are driving a lot of attention to the long-debated subject of free speech rights in public locations.

After a century, the Panama Canal still symbolizes executive power

August 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

As the Panama Canal celebrates its 103rd birthday today, the bold act of one U.S. President still resonates as a stroke of policy genius or a grand expansion of executive power.

On this day, the Sons of Liberty take over Boston

August 14, 2017 By NCC Staff

There were a lot of events that led to American Independence, but it was 252 years ago today that the seeds of revolution were planted in an angry Boston, when protesters let their feelings known about unjust taxes.

Podcast: Civil Rights And Constitutional Change

August 10, 2017 By NCC Staff

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen moderates a special discussion about the 1963 Birmingham Church bombing and how it impacted the meaning of equality in America.

North Korea conflict talk brings back War Powers debate

August 10, 2017 By NCC Staff

Threats related to North Korea are causing another reexamination of the President’s ability to wage war – and use nuclear weapons – without congressional approval.

10 birthday facts about President Herbert Hoover

August 10, 2017 By NCC Staff

A millionaire businessman becomes President in this first try at an elected office. That’s one of 10 fascinating facts about Herbert Hoover, one of the most-interesting occupants of the White House.

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