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On this day, The Boston Tea Party lights a fuse

December 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

On December 16, 1773, a group of Colonists destroyed a large British tea shipment in Boston harbor. So did this act of defiance light a fire that led to American independence within the next decade?

Video: Bill of Rights Day 2017

December 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

Three constitutional conversations look at the Bill of Rights’ creation, the lives of James Madison, and the state of the First Amendment.

Happy birthday, Bill of Rights!

December 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights (ratified December 15, 1791). Here’s what you need to know!

Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights

December 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

When James Madison spoke to the First Congress he proposed nearly 20 amendments as a Bill of Rights, and not the 10 we all know about. So what did Congress delete from the final list that was ratified by the states?

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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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