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How JFK’s assassination led to a constitutional amendment

November 22, 2020 By Scott Bomboy

President John F. Kennedy’s death on November 22, 1963 traumatized a nation and led a united Congress to make a key constitutional change, in the form of the 25th amendment.

Myths and mysteries about the Gettysburg Address

November 19, 2020 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. But even today, there are still a few points about the speech that are misunderstood.

10 reasons why America’s first constitution failed

November 17, 2020 By NCC Staff

It was on this day in 1777 that the Articles of Confederation, the first American constitution, was sent to the 13 states for consideration. It didn’t last a decade, for some obvious reasons.

Battle for the Constitution: Week of November 9th, 2020 Roundup

November 13, 2020 By

Here is a round-up of the latest from the Battle for the Constitution: a special project on the constitutional debates in American life, in partnership with The Atlantic.

Benjamin Franklin’s last great quote and the Constitution

November 13, 2020 By NCC Staff

It was on this day in 1789 that Founding Father Benjamin Franklin wrote what was probably his last great quote, a saying about the Constitution and life that became true about five months later.

A birthday salute to Louis Brandeis

November 13, 2020 By NCC Staff

Today we celebrate the birthday of Justice Louis Brandeis, who made a lasting impact on American constitutional law both before and while he was a justice on the Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939.

How Americans fought to restore Veterans Day to November 11

November 11, 2020 By Scott Bomboy

Millions of Americans will take time out to honor our military on the traditional time of 11:11 a.m. on November 11. But there was a time when Congress tried to move the holiday, only to face several years of strong public resistance.

Revisiting the Affordable Care Act in mid-pandemic and post-election

November 10, 2020 By Marcia Coyle

A decade after enactment of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked once again in California v. Texas to decide whether the law will survive in whole, in part, or not at all.

On this day, Supreme Court upholds baseball’s antitrust exemption

November 9, 2020 By Scott Bomboy

On November 9, 1953, the United States Supreme Court upheld a prior, controversial decision that allowed major league baseball to operate outside of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Battle for the Constitution: Week of November 2nd, 2020 Roundup

November 6, 2020 By NCC Staff

Here is a round-up of the latest from the Battle for the Constitution: a special project on the constitutional debates in American life, in partnership with The Atlantic.

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