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A controversial executive order leads to internment camps

February 19, 2019 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 18, 2019 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, 2019 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 fascinating facts on President Ronald Reagan’s birthday

February 6, 2019 By NCC Staff

It’s the 108th 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, 2019 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 facts about young Franklin D. Roosevelt

January 30, 2019 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, 2019 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 the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2019 By NCC Staff

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

For National Trivia Day: 10 Founding Fathers tidbits

January 4, 2019 By NCC Staff

Can you handle the truth about the Founders and the Constitution? From the vault of our Constitution Daily blog, here are 10 factoids that will impress your constitutionally minded and history loving friends!

On this day, the Emancipation Proclamation changes history

January 1, 2019 By NCC Staff

January 1 is one of the most noteworthy days in American history, marking President Abraham Lincoln’s decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.

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