Constitution Daily

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The man who wrote the words “We The People”

January 31, 2019 By NCC Staff

Today marks the birth of maybe the most colorful of all the Founding Fathers. It was Gouverneur Morris who put the finishing touches on the Constitution in 1787, and gave the words “We The People” to all Americans.

Could Texas secede from the United States, if it wanted to?

May 2, 2016 By Jonathan Stahl

The upcoming Republican state convention in Texas may consider the topic of the state's secession from the United States. Here's a look at what practical and constitutional barriers would prevent that.

The Preamble To The Constitution

February 21, 2014 By NCC Staff

The Preamble to the Constitution outlines the purposes of the Constitution, and defines the powers of the new government as originating from the people of the United States.

Does the Constitution need part of the Declaration of Independence attached?

February 6, 2014 By NCC Staff

As part of a series called Constitution Café, moderator Chris Phillips is asking some thought-provoking questions about foundational constitutional issues. First up: Should part of the Declaration of Independence be incorporated into the Constitution?

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