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How Frederick Douglass's first speech got him noticed

February 14, 2013 By Paige Scofield

Frederick Douglass, whose birthday is honored on February 14, was born a slave in 1818, and now remembered for his eloquence, activism, and fearless championing against slavery.

By the numbers: belated and potential amendments

February 15, 2012 By Paige Scofield

Working at the National Constitution Center, the Constitution Daily writers all pay probably more attention to news items relating to the Constitution than most folks. So when this story came to our attention last month, we were fascinated by Maryland’s belated attention to the 17th Amendment.

Ringing out 2011 (with thanks to the “12 Days of Christmas” song)

December 25, 2011 By Paige Scofield

Constitution Daily does a spin on the "Twelve Days of Christmas."

By the Numbers: Can the post office be saved?

December 21, 2011 By Paige Scofield

By the Numbers is data you can use to shape an opinion or start a civic conversation.

7 quotes from the Federalist Papers for you to use, whatever your political persuasion

October 27, 2011 By Paige Scofield

The Federalist Papers provide insight into divisive topics facing presidential candidates on the campaign trail.

By the Numbers – What’s the fight against cancer worth?

October 17, 2011 By Paige Scofield

By the Numbers is data you can use to shape an opinion or start a civic conversation.

By the Numbers: Is the U.S. education system too big to fix?

September 29, 2011 By Paige Scofield

By the Numbers is data you can use to shape an opinion or start a civic conversation.

A quick history of women's suffrage, or why we should thank our foremothers today

August 18, 2011 By Paige Scofield

Ninety-one years ago today the “we” in “We the People” became a whole lot bigger

Why did the U.S. Capital move from Philadelphia to D.C.?

July 15, 2011 By Paige Scofield

July 16 is a difficult date for me, a painful reminder of how, I, the City of Philadelphia, lost my title as the nation’s capital.

4 GOPers Declare Their Intentions for 2012

May 31, 2011 By Paige Scofield

Settle in, because the fun and speculation has only just begun for 2012.

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