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James Buchanan’s troubled legacy as President

April 23, 2019 By Akhil Amar

April 23 marks the birthday of James Buchanan, the man regarded by many historians as one of the worst presidents of all time. So what did Buchanan do to earn the disrespect of so many people?

Major rulings on gay and transgender rights coming

April 22, 2019 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to settle the meaning of a 1964 civil rights law that bans discrimination in the workplace based on sex – and, specifically, whether that law protects workers who are gay or lesbian, and those who are transgender.

The Constitution and the Supreme Court census case

April 22, 2019 By Lyle Denniston

Constitutional questions, some subtle and some obvious, some familiar and some unusual, very likely will shape how the Supreme Court on Tuesday looks at the high-stakes fight over the 2020 census, and could also be a major factor when the Justices ultimately decide.

The day when America moved toward becoming a global power

April 21, 2019 By NCC Staff

On April 21, 1898, Spain broke off diplomatic relations with the United States in a long-simmering dispute over Cuba. The brief war that followed would have permanent implications for American foreign policy and push the formerly isolationist power on to the global stage.

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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