Today is the 82nd birthday of retired Supreme Court Justice and a longtime friend of the National Constitution Center, Sandra Day O’Connor.
Ninety-three years ago, on January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment of the Constitution was ratified.
Collected from the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the attacks, these artifacts tell just a few of the stories from that fateful day.
It’s been reported that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are set to play a friendly round of golf on June 18th. While this might strike some as a unique approach to solving our debt crisis, hosting social engagements to discuss political matters is nothing new.
It was 86 years ago last week when a high school biology teacher named John Scopes got arrested for teaching evolution in his classroom.
Colonists cared less about buying their tea cheaper than they did about the principle of not accepting any tax from Parliament without representation.
In the case of the 21st Amendment, it’s easy to get caught up in Section 1. This is the part that repeals the 18th Amendment, ending the prohibition of the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors in the United States. Except that it didn’t.
There are several reasons why the Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery is a remarkable document. First, a fun fact: It’s signed by Thomas Paine of Common Sense.