National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen and David M. Rubinstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group, discuss the 13th Amendment at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
An all-star group of panelists joins National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen to examine Abraham Lincoln's legacy and the 13th amendment in a special event in Philadelphia.
In this commentary, Doug Kendall and Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center argue that during Black History Month, the time is ripe for a national conversation about the enduring meaning and importance of the Second Founding.
As part of the National Constitution Center's 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we look at the 13th Amendment, the first of three post-Civil War amendment that dealt with slavery and Civil Rights.
To abolish slavery entirely, Congress proposed this amendment, which also gave Congress specific authority to enforce the amendment by legislation. Under these provisions, Congress has legislated against slavery-like conditions, such as peonage.
Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks the importance of the 13th amendment as launching perhaps the greatest legal, economic and social revolution the United States has ever seen
On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's presidency four years later.
Lyle Denniston looks at a provocative comment from Associate Justice Antonin Scalia about racial entitlements, and what it means in the broader scope of constitutional and congressional history.
The fight between two historic dramas fighting for an Oscar, the movies “Lincoln” and “Argo,” has taken on the character of a bitter political campaign, with supporters pointing out flaws and dropping big bucks on promotion.
Malcom Lazin from the Equality Forum compares how President Abraham Lincoln and President Barack Obama evolved on two landmark civil rights issues, in two radically different eras.