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A controversial executive order leads to internment camps

February 19, 2018 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued his most-controversial executive order, an act that sent more than 100,000 people to government-controlled facilities because of their ethnicity.

Why Presidents Day isn’t really a national holiday

February 19, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

Millions of Americans will be honoring the legacy of America’s presidents on Monday—even though a national Presidents Day holiday is pure fiction. Officially, the holiday has another name.

Three stories of love in the White House

February 14, 2018 By NCC Staff

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and in a romantic tribute to couples everywhere, it’s time to turn back the pages to remember three unusual White House romances.

10 ways Abraham Lincoln remains in our daily lives

February 12, 2018 By NCC Staff

Abraham Lincoln, the man, was a national figure for a little less than a decade in his lifetime. But Lincoln, the legend, is a daily part of most American’s lives as a figure represented in currency, pop culture and our geography.

10 fascinating facts on President Ronald Reagan's birthday

February 6, 2018 By NCC Staff

It’s the 107th birthday of Ronald Reagan, and since he was one of the most widely recognized world leaders, it’s not hard to find some interesting facts about the 40th president.

Rosa Parks' journey as a civil rights icon

February 4, 2018 By NCC Staff

On the occasion of Rosa Park’s birthday, Constitution Daily looks at her journey from a childhood in the segregated south to her enduring status as a civil rights icon.

10 fascinating facts about young Franklin D. Roosevelt

January 30, 2018 By NCC Staff

Today is the birthday of the only person to run for, and win, the presidency four times: Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here’s a list of 10 facts about FDR— before he was elected President in 1932.

On this day: Shays’ rebellion was thwarted

January 25, 2018 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1787, Shays’ rebellion effectively ended in Springfield, Mass., when its forces failed to capture a federal armory. The uprising was one of the major influences in the calling of a Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

Five interesting facts on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s birthday

January 15, 2018 By NCC Staff

Constitution Daily looks back at the inspirational story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and uncovers some interesting facts about the late civil rights leader’s life.

What we can learn about the Constitution from The Simpsons

January 14, 2018 By NCC Staff

The popular TV show “The Simpsons” debuted 28 years ago today as a regular series, and among its cultural contributions are more than a few references to the Constitution.

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