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On this day, the Constitution was signed in Philadelphia

September 17, 2018 By NCC Staff

On September 17, 1787, a group of men gathered in a closed meeting room to sign the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. And it was Benjamin Franklin who made the motion to sign the document in his last great speech.

20 questions kids ask the most on Constitution Day

September 17, 2018 By NCC Staff

How many bathrooms are in the White House? Who is the tallest president? Read the most asked among 3,000 questions we received on Constitution Day from students.

Pop quiz: 10 basic Constitution questions!

September 17, 2018 By NCC Staff

Can you pass a 10-question quiz on the Constitution? Let’s see if you know the basic facts about our nation’s most enduring document.

How a hurricane brought Alexander Hamilton to America

August 31, 2018 By NCC Staff

How different would America have been without a hurricane that hit St. Croix in late August 1772? Without it, Alexander Hamilton may never have never shaped this country’s history.

10 fascinating facts about the “I Have A Dream” speech

August 28, 2018 By NCC Staff

It was 55 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech as part of the March on Washington. So how much do you know about the speech and the events that led up to it?

10 fascinating facts about the National Park Service

August 25, 2018 By NCC Staff

Today marks the anniversary of the 1916 Organic Act that created the National Park Service. So how much has the Park Service grown since then and what properties are part of the service?

On this day, we added the 50th state

August 21, 2018 By NCC Staff

Hawaii joined the Union on this day in 1959, an act that remains historically significant but not without controversy.

Generations later, President Warren Harding’s sudden death recalled

August 1, 2018 By A. H. Nishikawa

On the evening of August 2, 1923, President Warren Harding died in a San Francisco hotel room. Beyond that, the details of the president’s death remained murky for decades amidst rumors of scandal or even worse.

Silas Deane: Founding Father, spy, and Loyalist?

July 28, 2018 By NCC Staff

Today marks the anniversary of the odd, tragic story of Silas Deane, a Founding Father who was later banned from America and died under mysterious circumstances.

Marking the anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

July 26, 2018 By NCC Staff

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act, a landmark law made possible by one pioneering activist.

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