It was on this day in 1789 that George Washington placed his hand on a bible in New York and became the first President of the United States under our Constitution – setting another of many traditions still in use today.
The United States Navy actually has two birthdays—one in October, and one today. So what is the difference between the two days and why is it constitutionally important?
On the anniversary of Oliver Ellsworth’s birth, Constitution Daily looks back an important founder who helped forge a compromise that led to the Constitution, and later played important roles in the early Senate and Supreme Court.
James Monroe was the only president, aside from George Washington, to run unopposed for re-election. But that may not be the most surprising fact about the last Founding Father to occupy the White House.
In excerpts from Freedom Day 2017, Mickey Edwards and Norm Ornstein reflect on the state of Congress, and George Will offers his take on the future of freedom.
The Supreme Court is heading toward the home stretch of an eventful and unusual term. Here is a quick update of the major cases heard in Court since October, with a few other cases left undecided.
Today marks the 195th birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later became president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.
Since its establishment on April 24, 1800, the Library of Congress has grown to become the largest library in the world, with more than 155.3 million items in its holdings. Here’s a look at 10 of the most fascinating pieces.
It’s James Buchanan’s birthday, so it’s time to revisit a recently debated topic: why many historians consider Abraham Lincoln’s predecessor to be the worst President in U.S. history.
Joan Biskupic of Reuters News, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the judge's record and his potential to shape the Court — and constitutional law — for decades to come.