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Fala, the dog who helped win a presidential election

September 23, 2017 By NCC Staff

On September 23, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his famous Fala speech, which became a defining moment in his fourth presidential campaign. So who was the Scottish Terrier that helped FDR win his closest race?

The Emancipation Proclamation’s other anniversary

September 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

President Abraham Lincoln altered the course of the Civil War and American society when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. But the Proclamation had its roots in a key announcement made on September 22, 1862.

Podcast: The Supreme Court’s next term

September 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

Michael Dorf and Ilya Shapiro join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to preview a potentially blockbuster Supreme Court term starting in early October.

From hero to traitor: Benedict Arnold’s day of infamy

September 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

On September 21, 1780, Revolutionary War hero Benedict Arnold turned his back on his country in a secret meeting with a top British official. So how did Arnold, with his patriot’s pedigree, become the most-hated man in America?

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