Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center


Podcast: Will the President’s travel ban hold up in court?

May 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

Leah Litman of the University of California, Irvine, and Earl Maltz of Rutgers University discuss the latest legal developments and how the ban may ultimately fare at the Supreme Court.

On this day, Abraham Lincoln is GOP nominee in an upset

May 18, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On May 18, 1860, former Congressman Abraham Lincoln upset the Republican front runner, William Seward, at the party’s second convention in Chicago, setting in motion the eventual regional split that became the Civil War.

The man whose impeachment vote saved Andrew Johnson

May 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

After being impeached, President Andrew Johnson survived his 1868 Senate trial by just one vote. And to this day, how that vote was cast remains shrouded in controversy.

James Comey and the definition of a ‘constitutional crisis’

May 12, 2017 By Jeffrey Rosen

Writing in The Atlantic, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explores various definitions of a constitutional crisis and how they help us understand President Trump's firing of the FBI director.

Podcast: Exploring the debate over ‘sanctuary cities’

May 11, 2017 By NCC Staff

Elizabeth Price Foley of Florida International University and Cristina Rodriguez of Yale University discuss President Trump's executive order on immigration and how Congress could respond to sanctuary cities going forward.

Podcast EXTRA: Is the firing of James Comey a constitutional crisis?

May 11, 2017 By NCC Staff

Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law in Houston and David Cole of the American Civil Liberties Union discuss what President Trump's firing of the FBI director means for our constitutional system.

Presidents and trains: Tools of power and symbolism

May 10, 2017 By NCC Staff

On the anniversary of the biggest event in train history, here's a look back at an era when U.S. presidents used train travel to extend the power of their office and make headlines.

10 U.S Presidents who also worked as teachers

May 9, 2017 By NCC Staff

On National Teacher Day, Constitution Daily looks at 10 Presidents who were teachers in some capacity before they occupied the White House - including one who later married his own teacher.

10 fascinating facts about President Harry S. Truman

May 8, 2017 By NCC Staff

Harry Truman went from being a county judge to deciding to use atomic warfare at World War II’s end. Here’s a quick look at 10 facts about Truman’s sudden ascendancy to the White House—and the deal with his middle name.

Podcast: James Wilson and the creation of the Constitution

May 4, 2017 By NCC Staff

Christopher Yoo of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Tom Donnelly of the National Constitution Center discuss the Pennsylvania Federalist and America's greatest proponent of popular sovereignty.

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