Constitution Daily

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On this day, we added the 50th state

August 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

Hawaii joined the Union on this day in 1959, an act that remains historically significant but not without controversy.

10 birthday facts about the 42nd president, Bill Clinton

August 19, 2017 By NCC Staff

August 19th marks the 71st birthday of former President Bill Clinton, whose eight-year term dominated the decade of the 1990s.

Why Roger Taney statues aren’t Confederate monuments

August 18, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

This week, two monuments to former Chief Justice Roger Taney were labeled by some press outlets as “Confederate statues.” Taney, while controversial, was never a member of that self-proclaimed republic.

The vote that led to the 19th amendment

August 18, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, we look back at a young politician whose unexpected vote in the Tennessee state legislature gave all women the right to vote.

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