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

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

Sep 19

Educational Video

First Amendment Overview Part I

National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen and Associate Justice Elena Kagan discuss the First Amendment and how…

Sep 17

Educational Video

First Amendment Overview Part II

Watch the second part of our video introducing the First Amendment, featuring National Constitution Center President and CEO…

Sep 17

Blog Post

On this day, the Constitution was signed in Philadelphia

On September 17, 1787, a group of men gathered in a closed meeting room to sign the greatest vision of human freedom in history,…

Sep 17

Blog Post

20 questions kids ask the most on Constitution Day

How many bathrooms are in the White House? Who is the tallest president? Read the most asked among 3,000 questions we received on…

Sep 17

Blog Post

10 birthday facts about President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft is a truly unique American figure who led two branches of government, was a wrestling champion and the…

Sep 15

Blog Post

On this day, the transition begins to our Constitutional government

The date of September 13, 1788 isn’t celebrated as a major anniversary in American history, but it was a big day in the creation…

Sep 13

Podcast

Madison vs. Mason

Sep 12

Blog Post

On this day, Supreme Court orders Little Rock desegregation

On September 12, 1958, a unanimous Supreme Court declined a Little Rock School District request to delay desegregation mandated by…

Sep 12

Blog Post

Constitutional cases resulting from the 9/11 attacks

On September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks carried out against the United States would become the catalyst for at least two wars,…

Sep 11

Podcast

What is Habeas Corpus?

Sep 10

Blog Post

On this day, the name “United States of America” becomes official

On September 9, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted a new name for what had been called “the United Colonies.” The…

Sep 9

Blog Post

The Nixon pardon in constitutional retrospect

President Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon on this day in 1974 generated a national controversy, but in recent years, some…

Sep 8

Educational Video

Unadopted amendments to the Bill of Rights

The original draft of the Bill of Rights had 12 amendments, not 10! What were those unadopted amendments?

Sep 6

Educational Video

McDonald v. Chicago

A deep dive into McDonald v. Chicago, a 2010 Supreme Court case that ruled that the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms…

Sep 6

Educational Video

Dred Scott v. Sandford

The 1857 Supreme Court case Dred Scott v. Sandford inflamed sectional tensions over slavery and propelled the United States toward…

Sep 6

Educational Video

Baker v. Carr

A deep dive into Baker v. Carr, a Supreme Court case concerning equality in voting districts. Decided in 1962, the ruling…

Sep 6

Educational Video

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

A deep dive into Citizens United v. FEC, a 2010 Supreme Court case that ruled that political spending by corporations,…

Sep 6

Educational Video

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

A deep dive into Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, a Supreme Court case decided in 1954. It ended the doctrine of "separate…

Sep 6

Educational Video

Plessy v. Ferguson

Plessy v. Ferguson was an 1896 Supreme Court case concerning whether "separate but equal" railway cars for black and white…

Sep 6

Educational Video

Roe v. Wade

A deep dive into Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court case that extended the right of privacy to a woman's decision to have an…

Sep 6

Educational Video

Marbury v. Madison

A deep dive into Marbury v. Madison, a Supreme Court case decided in 1803 that established the principle of judicial review.

Sep 6

Educational Video

McCulloch v. Maryland

A deep dive into McCulloch v. Maryland, a Supreme Court case decided in 1819. It established the supremacy of federal law over…

Sep 6

Educational Video

The Preamble to the Constitution

Sal Kahn discusses the Preamble to the US Constitution with Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center.

Sep 6

Educational Video

The Tenth Amendment

A deep dive into the Tenth Amendment, which states that "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor…

Sep 6

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