Constitution Daily

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Happy 228th birthday to the Department of State

July 27, 2017 By NCC Staff

On July 27, 1789, Congress created the State Department, which became an important part of the Executive Branch established under the new Constitution.

Chief Justice Roberts opines on technology, politics and the Supreme Court

July 26, 2017 By NCC Staff

During a one-hour interview on Wednesday in New Zealand, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts offered some candid thoughts about technology’s impact on potential new cases heading to the Supreme Court.

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Marking the anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

July 26, 2017 By NCC Staff

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act, a landmark law made possible by one pioneering activist.

10 fascinating facts on the Postal Service’s birthday

July 26, 2017 By NCC Staff

On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution.

Video: Sidney Blumenthal and the political life of Lincoln, 1849-1856

July 25, 2017 By NCC Staff

Sidney Blumenthal, author of Wrestling With His Angel, brings Abraham Lincoln from the wilderness to the peak of his career as he takes control of the nation’s most profound spiritual crisis — slavery — and enters the battle for the nation’s soul.

Jeffrey Rosen guests on Washington Post’s “Constitutional” podcast

July 24, 2017 By NCC Staff

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen is the featured guest on the Washington Post’s new “Constitutional” podcast series.

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Looking back: The Supreme Court decision that ended Nixon’s presidency

July 24, 2017 By NCC Staff

It was 43 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to President Richard Nixon’s presidency, in a decision that led to the release of the Watergate tapes.

Podcast: The debate over President Trump’s election commission

July 20, 2017 By NCC Staff

Deborah Archer of New York Law School and Derek Muller of Pepperdine University discuss the agenda and challenges of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

10 facts about the most famous scene in legal history

July 20, 2017 By NCC Staff

The legendary confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial took place on a hot Monday afternoon in July 1925. But the real clash of the cultural titans didn’t exactly match what was later popularized in movies and theater.

On This Day, Truman, Congress decide current line of presidential succession

July 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1947, Congress changed the order of who can succeed the President and Vice President in office, more closely reflecting the wishes of the Founding Fathers.

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