Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

10 reasons why America’s first constitution failed

November 17, 2017 By NCC Staff

It was 240 years ago today that the Articles of Confederation, the first American constitution, was sent to the 13 states for consideration. It didn’t last a decade, for some obvious reasons.

Video: Franklin Foer on the existential threat of big tech

November 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

Franklin Foer, national correspondent for The Atlantic, explores how tech platforms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google have transformed the way we think and produced a new culture of misinformation that is trampling values such as privacy, autonomy, and individuality.

Video: Hamilton’s vision of federalism, national authority, and judicial review

November 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

America’s leading federal judges and scholars discuss the constitutional vision of the rap star of the moment, Alexander Hamilton, exploring his views on the scope of presidential, congressional, and judicial power in America.

Podcast: Tax reform and the Constitution

November 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

Joseph Fiskin and Steven Willis join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to look at potential constitutional issues related to tax reform measures under debate at Congress.

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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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