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Welcome! You are invited to join a virtual Town Hall: Congress in Times of Crisis. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the program.

How has Congress functioned in times of crisis?

On June 22, join CEO Jeffrey Rosen and experts for an online #AmericasTownHall exploring the history of Congress from America's founding, through the Civil War to today.

constitutioncenter.zoom.us Join historians Edward Ayers of the University of Richmond and Joanne Freeman of Yale University and political scientist Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute for a program exploring Congress in times of crisis from America's founding, through the Civil War to today. Jeffrey Rosen, pr...

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Secretary Madeleine Albright | The National Constitution Center

This week on #LiveAtNCC, CEO Jeffrey Rosen moderates an #AmericasTownHall conversation with Madeleine K. Albright.

America’s first female secretary of state reflects on her experience in government, the U.S. Constitution, and women leadership. #NCCpodcast

constitutioncenter.org June 16, 2020 This week, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, America’s first female secretary of state, joined host Jeffrey Rosen to reflect on her experience in government, her views on the Constitution, and how women leaders play a more important role than ever in the world today. She ...

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The Supreme Court term’s challenges for Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. - National Constitution Center

"As the U.S. #SupremeCourt's term moves into its final weeks, the challenges for a Chief Justice who insists the institution is not a partisan one come into stark relief."

constitutioncenter.org As the U.S. Supreme Court's term moves into its final weeks, the challenges for a Chief Justice who insists the institution is not a partisan one come into stark relief.

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Register for today’s online #AmericasTownHall with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright!

Presented in conjunction with our Women and the Constitution initiative, Albright will discuss women leadership and her new book. #19thAt100

constitutioncenter.zoom.us As part of the National Constitution Center’s yearlong Women and the Constitution initiative in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, join former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright—America’s first female secretary of state—as she reflects on her career in public...

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How Aaron Burr changed the Constitution - National Constitution Center

#OnThisDay in 1804, the U.S. Constitution's 12th Amendment was ratified.

Discover how #AaronBurr directly helped to change the Constitution—by impelling the passage of the amendment after the constitutional crisis created by the 1800 election.

constitutioncenter.org Former vice president Aaron Burr usually isn’t credited as a Founding Father, but there is one instance where Burr directly helped to change the Constitution by forcing the passage of the 12th amendment.

Did you know that #AbrahamLincoln stopped at Independence Hall on the way to his inauguration and raised the nation's flag?

A fragment can be seen below and has been featured in our Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit, courtesy of Gettysburg Foundation. #FlagDay

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Learn - National Constitution Center

#FlagDay commemorates the day the first flag resolution was passed by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

Learn more with our FREE educational videos, lesson plans, and #VisitFromHome activities.

constitutioncenter.org The National Constitution Center brings innovative teaching tools to your classroom. Our unique approach to constitutional education emphasizes historic storytelling, constitutional rather than political questions, and the habits of civil dialogue and reflection.

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How much do you know about the American flag? - National Constitution Center

How much do you know about the American flag?

Visit our Constitution Daily blog to learn 10 historical facts about our country’s stars and stripes. #FlagDay

constitutioncenter.org In honor of Flag Day, here are 10 fascinating facts about the Stars and Stripes that may surprise you!

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Register for an online #AmericasTownHall with the nation's first female U.S. Secretary of State!

Presented in conjunction with our Women & the Constitution initiative, Madeleine K. Albright will discuss women leadership & her new book on June 16. #19thAt100

constitutioncenter.zoom.us As part of the National Constitution Center’s yearlong Women and the Constitution initiative in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, join former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright—America’s first female secretary of state—as she reflects on her career in public...

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On this day, Congress approved the 14th Amendment - National Constitution Center

#OnThisDay in 1866, the House approved a Senate-proposed version of the #14thAmendment, sending it to the states for ratification.

constitutioncenter.org On June 13, 1866, the House approved a Senate-proposed version of the 14th Amendment, sending it to the states for approval. Two years later, the ratified statement became a constitutional cornerstone.

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Welcome! You are invited to join a virtual Town Hall: Congress in Times of Crisis. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the program.

How has Congress functioned in times of crisis?

On June 22, join historians and experts for an online #AmericasTownHall exploring the history of Congress from America's founding, through the Civil War to today.

constitutioncenter.zoom.us Join historians Edward Ayers of the University of Richmond and Joanne Freeman of Yale University and political scientist Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute for a program exploring Congress in times of crisis from America's founding, through the Civil War to today. Jeffrey Rosen, pr...

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On this day: Supreme Court rejects anti-interracial marriage laws - National Constitution Center

#OnThisDay in 1967, the #SupremeCourt issued its Loving v. Virginia decision, which struck down laws that banned inter-racial marriages as unconstitutional.

constitutioncenter.org On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court issued its Loving v. Virginia decision, which struck down laws that banned inter-racial marriages as unconstitutional. Here is a brief recap of this landmark civil rights case.

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‎We the People on Apple Podcasts

Don't miss a two-part conversation on policing, protests, and the #FirstAmendment.

#WTPpodcast host Jeffrey Rosen talks with Judge Theodore McKee,
Monica Bell of Yale Law School, David French of The Dispatch,
Janai Nelson of NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Theodore Shaw of UNC School of Law. #NCCpodcast

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Welcome! You are invited to join a virtual Town Hall: A Conversation with Secretary Madeleine Albright. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the program.

Register for an online #AmericasTownHall with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright!

Presented in conjunction with our Women and the Constitution initiative, Albright will discuss women leadership and her new book on June 16. #19thAt100

constitutioncenter.zoom.us As part of the National Constitution Center’s yearlong Women and the Constitution initiative in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, join former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright—America’s first female secretary of state—as she reflects on her career in public...

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Forgotten Founders: Gouverneur Morris - National Constitution Center

How did Gouverneur Morris contribute to the U.S. Constitution's Preamble?

Visit Constitution Daily to learn more about the Constitutional Convention delegate.

constitutioncenter.org Today, we launch a new series on Constitution Daily remembering “Forgotten Founders,” from the ratification period through the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond—featuring profiles of individuals who helped define the text and meaning of the U.S. Constitution. We start with Gouv...

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This week on #LiveAtNCC, join us for a two-part conversation on policing, protests, and the #FirstAmendment.

CEO Jeffrey Rosen talks with Judge Theodore McKee, Monica Bell of Yale Law School, David French of The Dispatch, Janai Nelson of NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Theodore Shaw of UNC School of Law. #NCCpodcast

constitutioncenter.org A weekly show of constitutional debate hosted by National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen where listeners can hear the best arguments on all sides of the constitutional issues at the center of American life.

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Examining the legacy of Chief Justice Warren Burger - National Constitution Center

#OnThisDay in 1969, a near unanimous Senate confirmed federal judge Warren Burger as Chief Justice of the United States, starting a 17-year tenure marked by landmark #SCOTUS decisions.

constitutioncenter.org On June 9, 1969, a near unanimous Senate confirmed federal judge Warren Burger as Chief Justice of the United States, starting a 17-year tenure marked by landmark Court decisions.

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund president on why George Floyd's killing sparked nationwide protests and …

WATCH: Former National Constitution Center Board member Sherrilyn Ifill of NAACP Legal Defense Fund is interviewed by 60 Minutes journalist Bill Whitacker in Signers' Hall.

Ifill shares her thoughts on our country’s founding documents and nationwide protests.

George Floyd's killing sparked two weeks of protests that were answered with a military response from the Trump administration. The president of the NAACP Le...

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On this day: James Madison introduces the Bill of Rights - National Constitution Center

#OnThisDay in 1789, James Madison addressed the House of Representatives and introduced a proposed Bill of Rights to the Constitution.

constitutioncenter.org On June 8, 1789, James Madison addressed the House of Representatives and introduced a proposed Bill of Rights to the Constitution. More than three months later, Congress would finally agree on a final list to present to the states.

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The Supreme Court’s role in the police accountability controversy - National Constitution Center

Marcia Coyle for Constitution Daily: "The Justices have been urged to reconsider or overrule their judge-made doctrine known as qualified immunity." #SCOTUS

constitutioncenter.org The U.S. Supreme Court interprets the law, we are told. But sometimes, the court makes the law. One of those times—more than 50 years ago—is now part of today's national controversy over police accountability following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police.

A National Town Hall on Policing and the Constitution

ICYMI: Tune in to a wide-ranging #AmericasTownHall exploring the history of policing and protest, the U.S. Constitution, and the future of the American idea.

President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen is joined by 3rd Circuit Judge Theodore McKee, Monica Bell of Yale Law School, David French of The Dispatch, Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Theodore Shaw of UNC School of Law.

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What is Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act?

#WTPpodcast host Jeffrey Rosen is joined by experts to discuss how it has influenced online speech, social media content regulation, and the potential consequences of President Trump's recent executive order. #NCCpodcast

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TODAY: The National Constitution Center hosts a virtual #AmericasTownHall about policing and the U.S. Constitution.

CEO Jeffrey Rosen will moderate discussions with 3rd Circuit Judge Theodore McKee, Monica Bell of Yale Law School, David French of The Dispatch, Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Theodore Shaw of UNC School of Law at 12 p.m. EDT. #NCConline

constitutioncenter.zoom.us Join the National Constitution Center for a national Town Hall on policing and the Constitution. The program will begin with a keynote conversation with Judge Theodore McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Following the keynote, Monica Bell of Yale Law School, David French of The...

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Welcome! You are invited to join a virtual Town Hall: A National Town Hall on Policing and the Constitution. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the program.

NEW PROGRAM: On June 5, please join the National Constitution Center for a virtual #AmericasTownHall about policing and the U.S. Constitution.

Friday’s conversation will begin at 12 p.m. EDT with a keynote address from 3rd Circuit Judge Theodore McKee.

constitutioncenter.zoom.us Join the National Constitution Center for a national Town Hall on policing and the Constitution. The program will begin with a keynote conversation with Judge Theodore McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Following the keynote, Monica Bell of Yale Law School, David French of The...

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George Will and Sai Prakash on the Presidency | The National Constitution Center

How has presidential power expanded and evolved since the founding era?

This week on #LiveatNCC, tune in for an #AmericasTownHall conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will, scholar Saikrishna Prakash, and CEO Jeffrey Rosen. #NCCpodcast

constitutioncenter.org June 02, 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will joins Saikrishna Prakash, professor of law at the University of Virginia, for a conversation on Prakash's new book, The Living Presidency: An Originalist Argument Against Its Ever-Expanding Powers. They explore the expansion of presidenti...

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On this day, Louis D. Brandeis confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice - National Constitution Center

#OnThisDay in 1916, the Senate voted to confirm attorney Louis Brandeis to the #SupremeCourt, ending an ugly and hard-fought fight over his nomination.

constitutioncenter.org It was on this day in 1916 that the Senate voted to confirm attorney Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court, ending an ugly and hard-fought fight over his nomination.

America's Town Hall: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson

#AmericasTownHall: CEO Jeffrey Rosen and scholars look back at the #SupremeCourt's infamous 1896 ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson.

Guests include Risa Goluboff of University of Virginia School of Law, author Steve Luxenberg of Washington Post, and Theodore Shaw of UNC School of Law.

Discover our #LiveAtNCC podcast: https://bit.ly/3gEmsLE

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Explore the National Constitution Center from your own home

CEO Jeffrey Rosen talks with PhillyVoice: "Thanks to the enthusiasm for online learning, the National Constitution Center is now the fifth most visited museum website in America. We’re so grateful to be able to offer even more of our content free and online.”

#NCConline #NCCed #VisitFromHome #remotelearning

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A future American president’s deadly duel - National Constitution Center

#OnThisDay in 1806, future President Andrew Jackson nearly died in a duel when he killed his opponent, a fellow plantation owner.

constitutioncenter.org On this day in 1806, future President Andrew Jackson nearly died in a duel when he killed his opponent, a fellow plantation owner.

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10 fascinating birthday facts about President John F. Kennedy - National Constitution Center

#OnThisDay in 1917, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.

constitutioncenter.org On the occasion of President John F. Kennedy's birthday, here's a look at one of the most documented figures of the 20th century.

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How will Americans vote in the midst of a pandemic?

#WTPpodcast host Jeffrey Rosen is joined by scholars to discuss voting in the nation's upcoming elections, #COVID19, and the U.S. Constitution. #NCCpodcast

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Lincoln and Taney’s great writ showdown - National Constitution Center

#OnThisDay in 1861, #SupremeCourt Chief Justice Roger Taney directly challenged President #AbrahamLincoln’s wartime suspension of the great writ of habeas corpus, in a national constitutional showdown.

constitutioncenter.org On May 28, 1861, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney directly challenged President Abraham Lincoln’s wartime suspension of the great writ of habeas corpus, in a national constitutional showdown.

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