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Happy birthday, 15th and 16th Amendments

February 3, 2018 By NCC Staff

Today we celebrate a constitutional ratification twofer: the 15th Amendment (ratified February 3, 1870) and the 16th Amendment (ratified February 3, 1913). Here’s what you need to know.

Happy birthday, 20th and 24th Amendments

January 23, 2018 By NCC Staff

Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1964). Here's what you need to know.

Podcast: The debate over President Trump’s election commission

July 20, 2017 By NCC Staff

Deborah Archer of New York Law School and Derek Muller of Pepperdine University discuss the agenda and challenges of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

Interactive Constitution: The Twenty-Fourth Amendment

July 19, 2017 By Deborah Archer and Derek Muller

Deborah N. Archer and Derek T. Muller look at how Congress passed the Twenty-Fourth Amendment in 1962, abolishing poll taxes in federal elections after years of failed efforts.

24th Amendment: Abolition of the Poll Tax

February 24, 2014 By NCC Staff

The amendment was offered as a removal of another obstacle to the right to vote: the poll tax.

Troubled history of polling rights fuels voter ID battle

August 22, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

Do you think the Constitution gave all Americans the right to vote? Not by a long shot. The current voter ID debate is fueled by more than 225 years of struggles over who can vote in elections.

How a great-great-granny could settle the voter ID issue

July 23, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

State laws requiring identification cards for voters have raised big issues that will carry into fall election, but it could be one great-great-grandmother from Philadelphia who could help settle the issue.

Two cheers for the presidency

February 20, 2012 By Akhil Amar

As America remembers her greatest presidents, it’s worth reflecting on the presidency itself, both to celebrate its glories and to ponder its glitches.

Happy birthday, 20th and 24th Amendments

January 23, 2012 By Holly Munson

Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified Jan. 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified Jan. 23, 1964). Here's what you need to know.

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