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On this day, the Seneca Falls Convention begins

July 19, 2018 By NCC Staff

On July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention in the United States began at Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.

On This Day, Truman, Congress decide current line of presidential succession

July 18, 2018 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1947, Congress changed the order of who can succeed the President and Vice President in office, more closely reflecting the wishes of the Founding Fathers.

A birthday tribute to the Founding Father of gerrymandering

July 17, 2018 By NCC Staff

It’s the birthday of a Founding Father whose name you know today as part of a controversial political term.

A historical footnote: Supreme Court Justice Alexander Hamilton?

July 16, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

For a brief moment in 1795, George Washington’s attorney general floated an idea that didn’t have a chance of success but surely would have been interesting: Alexander Hamilton as a Supreme Court Justice.

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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