African American History Month

3-D gun plan dispute gets hearing next week

Podcast: Callie House, Reparations Advocate and Trailblazer

Callie House: Reparations Advocate and Trailblazer

Callie House: Reparations Advocate and Trailblazer

Looking back: One of the ugliest protests in White House history

After a century, the Panama Canal still symbolizes executive power

On this day, the Sons of Liberty take over Boston

Another border shooting case could be heading to Supreme Court

Hugo Black, unabashed partisan for the Constitution

Five little-known men who almost became president

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10 birthday facts about President Herbert Hoover

Podcast: John Bingham, Father of the 14th Amendment

John Bingham: Father of the 14th Amendment

John Bingham: Father of the 14th Amendment

Do digital service users have a right to remain anonymous?

On this day, Gerald Ford becomes president in a constitutional first

Member Event- Coffee and Conversation with the Chief Learning Officer

Member Event- Hamilton Curator Talk

Member Event- A Beginner’s Guide to the Supreme Court

Member Event- Exhibit Artifact Discussion with National Park Service Archaeologist

Member Event- Constitution 101

10 fascinating facts about Watergate four decades later

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the limits of presidential power

On this day, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is signed

Boy Scout Day November 17, 2018

Boy Scout Day October 27, 2018

Girl Scout Day November 3, 2018

Blame Abraham Lincoln for the nation’s first national Income Tax

On this day, an early victory for the free press

A right to literacy as the “Pathway from Slavery to Freedom”?

Podcast: The life and legacy of Frederick Douglass

The life and legacy of Frederick Douglass

The life and legacy of Frederick Douglass

On this day, the Declaration of Independence is officially signed

Museum Educator

An update on the Emoluments cases

Generations later, President Warren Harding’s sudden death recalled

Supreme Court refuses, for now, to block kids’ climate case

Andrew Johnson: The most-criticized president ever?

Justice Anthony Kennedy in retirement: A different life

Silas Deane: Founding Father, spy, and Loyalist?

Happy birthday to the Department of State

Podcast: What is Treason?

What is Treason?

What is Treason?

George W. Bush and Laura Bush to Receive National Constitution Center’s 2018 Liberty Medal

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush

Marking the anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

10 fascinating facts on the Postal Service’s birthday

Looking back: The Supreme Court decision that ended Nixon’s presidency

Justice Kennedy’s last task: something familiar

The Scopes Monkey trial and the Constitution

10 facts about the most famous scene in legal history

The New Supreme Court

The New Supreme Court

The New Supreme Court

On this day, the Seneca Falls Convention begins

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

A birthday tribute to the Founding Father of gerrymandering

A historical footnote: Supreme Court Justice Alexander Hamilton?

How Philadelphia lost the nation’s capital to Washington

Reading Eagle: Reconstruction Era Remembered

CNN, Smerconish: How Can Senators Ask Kavanaugh About Roe v. Wade?

Gerald Ford’s unique role in American history

Jeffrey Rosen on the Reconstruction Amendments

What We Learn from Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Interactive Constitution: The Seventeenth Amendment

Happy 150th Birthday, 14th Amendment

Happy 150th Birthday, 14th Amendment

Happy 150th Birthday, 14th Amendment

Video: 2017 Liberty Medal Award Ceremony

On Monday, October 16, 2017 in Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal was awarded to Senator John McCain. You can watch the complete video of the event in the player below or at the following link: https://youtu.be/m61N0T-3QA4
 

Can a Vice President be charged with a crime while in office?

The Burr vs. Hamilton duel happened 214 years ago today

10 facts about John Quincy Adams on his birthday

2018 Annual Supreme Court Review

National Constitution Center Announces Speakers and Topics for Fall 2018 America’s Town Hall

MSNBC, Velshi & Ruhle: How Public Opinion Could Play a Role in Roe v Wade

The biggest tests the new Justice would face

Trump nominates Kavanaugh as Justice Kennedy’s replacement

The Suffrage Movement: Revising the Final Campaign

Should We Amend the Constitution to Authorize Political Spending Limits?

Hamilton: The Man, the Musical, and the Law

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court

Ken Starr: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation

How to Save a Constitutional Democracy

Faith and the Founding: The Bible and the Constitution

Michael Beschloss: Presidents of War

Doris Kearns Goodwin: Leadership in Turbulent Times

The Coddling of the American Mind

Why State Constitutions Matter

Slavery and Its Opponents at America’s Founding

Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind

On the 150th Anniversary of the 14th Amendment, the National Constitution Center Announces New Exhibit, Theater Performance, and Podcast Series

A quick look at the “final four” Supreme Court candidates

10 Supreme Court cases about the 14th Amendment

John Bingham: One of America’s forgotten “Second Founders”

Happy 150th Birthday, 14th Amendment

10 fascinating facts about the Liberty Bell

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