From the debates of the Founders in Philadelphia in 1787 to today’s congressional impeachment inquiry aimed at President Donald Trump, the American government has never resolved a constitutional dilemma: how can the presidency be made powerful enough at the same time that it is made genuinely accountable?
After the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from four leading constitutional scholars about the meaning of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” on Wednesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday morning the House of Representatives is prepared to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump.
On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified after the state of Georgia approved the amendment as it was proposed to the states by Congress. That act officially ended the practice of slavery in the United States.
On December 5, 1933, three states voted to repeal Prohibition, putting the ratification of the 21st Amendment into place. But did Prohibition really end on that fateful day?
On December 4, 1839, the Whig Party held its first national convention, an important milestone in its rise to political power.
It’s quite possible that many Americans have seen the art work of Gilbert Stuart more than any other painter. But what do you really know about the Founding-era artist?
December 2 is a landmark day in Senate history, marking that chamber’s historic censure of Joseph McCarthy for his conduct during public hearings.
Today marks the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ decision to sit down for her rights on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, putting the effort to end segregation on a fast track.
On the anniversary of his birth, Constitution Daily looks back at what the British leader and author Sir Winston Churchill had to say about the American Constitution, which was quite a lot.
On November 29, 1963, President Lyndon Johnson used his constitutional powers to issue an executive order to ask for a special commission to investigate John F. Kennedy’s assassination a week earlier.