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Podcast: George Will on Federalism Today

May 24, 2018 By NCC Staff

This week, during a symposium held at the National Constitution Center, We the People host Jeffrey Rosen sat down with George Will, Pulitzer-prize winning columnist for The Washington Post, to discuss federalism, the 17th Amendment, and the state of American politics today.

10 fascinating facts about John Hancock

May 24, 2018 By NCC Staff

John Hancock and his signature are two of the best-known elements related to the Declaration of Independence. But how much do you know about the former president of the Continental Congress?

A landmark Supreme Court decision faces extinction

May 23, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

On May 12, 1977, the Supreme Court set a precedent about union dues and public-worker unions that could be overturned in the next few weeks.

On this day in 1856: Violence on the U.S. Senate floor

May 22, 2018 By NCC Staff

A nearly fatal beating on the U.S. senate floor on this day in 1856 was another step toward a Civil War five years later. The attacker wasn’t an assassin—it was a fellow congressman.

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