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Vice President Profile: Henry Wallace

August 3, 2016 By Olivia Fitzpatrick

As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who shaped the New Deal and nearly became President: Henry Wallace.

Vice President Profile: John C. Breckinridge

July 12, 2016 By Olivia Fitzpatrick

As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who demurred on slavery and joined the Confederacy: John C. Breckinridge.

Vice President Profile: John C. Calhoun

June 29, 2016 By Olivia Fitzpatrick

As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who famously argued for state nullification of federal laws: John C. Calhoun.

The assassination that sparked World War I and the treaty that ended it

June 28, 2016 By Olivia Fitzpatrick

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, sparking World War I. Five years later, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending it.

Vice President Profile: Aaron Burr

June 15, 2016 By Olivia Fitzpatrick

As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. First up – the Vice President who forced Congress and the states to approve and ratify the 12th Amendment: Aaron Burr.

When Bobby Kennedy was laid to rest

June 8, 2016 By Olivia Fitzpatrick

On June 8, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was buried at Arlington National Cemetery after a televised funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

When do Supreme Court Justices recuse themselves from cases?

May 21, 2016 By Olivia Fitzpatrick

Justice Elena Kagan’s recusal in the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case may have been a significant factor in the Court’s deliberations. So why do Justices have to take a break from cases?

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