Constitution Daily

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Five lessons we can learn from George Washington’s Farewell Address

September 19, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

On September 19, 1796, a Philadelphia newspaper published one of the greatest documents in American history: George Washington’s Farewell Address.

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.

Top 10 myths about the Constitution on Constitution Day

September 17, 2018 By NCC Staff

The Constitution is our most enduring document, but not everything you read online about the Constitution is accurate! Here are some of the top myths about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers still out there on blogs and websites.

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.

10 birthday facts about President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft

September 15, 2018 By NCC Staff

William Howard Taft is a truly unique American figure who led two branches of government, was a wrestling champion and the youngest Solicitor General in American history.

Podcast: Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Recap

September 13, 2018 By NCC Staff

Nina Totenberg and Neal Katyal join Jeffrey Rosen to unpack Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

Partisan gerrymandering on fast track to Supreme Court

September 13, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court will get another chance in its next term to decide the long-unresolved question of whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution.  In a new order in a North Carolina case, a lower federal court on Wednesday put that case on a fast track to reach the Justices even as their new term opens in early October.

Excerpt: America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

September 12, 2018 By Jeffrey Rosen

In this excerpt from The Atlantic’s October 2018 print edition, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen looks at James Madison’s fear of mob rule and what Madison would think of democracy today.

On this day, Supreme Court orders Little Rock desegregation

September 12, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

On September 12, 1958, a unanimous Supreme Court declined a Little Rock School District request to delay desegregation mandated by the Court’s Brown v. Board ruling by more than two years.

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