Constitution Daily

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Public school student free speech: A primer

March 16, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

Organized protests this week at public secondary and high schools related to the Parkland shooting have raised several constitutional issues about student actions at schools. So how are group protests by students limited under the Constitution?

George Washington calms down the Newburgh Conspiracy

March 16, 2018 By Ugonna Eze

This week marks the anniversary of an important early event in our Republic’s history: a potential military uprising defused by George Washington.

10 fascinating birthday facts about James Madison

March 16, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

James Madison, the father of the Constitution, has a birthday today. How much do you know about the fourth president?

Trump, Tariffs, and Trade

March 15, 2018 By NCC Staff

Timothy Meyer and Steve Charnovitz join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the history of trade in the United States and the constitutionality of President Trump’s recent actions on tariffs and trade.

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