Constitution 101: The Preamble Delegates No Power
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Constitution 101: The Preamble Delegates No Power

A lot of people believe the Preamble to the Constitution gives the federal government the power to do just about anything. And a lot of people are wrong. If you learned anything about the Constitution in school, you learned the preamble. In fact, you may have even memorized it. Many people quote it to supposedly […]

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The Best Part of the Constitution

Today is Constitution Day! So what’s your favorite part of the Constitution? I’m not sure, what’s it’s actually about, yeah. You get to do whatever you want to do. I don’t know, I have no idea. Lot’s of people had no idea. But some knew and many had favorite parts: The ability to amend it. […]

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The Era of State Constitution Writing [No. 86]
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The Era of State Constitution Writing [No. 86]

This is a part of the story of the American Constitution, the U.S. Constitution, that really has been neglected. The greatest era of constitution writing in American history, indeed in world history, is between 1776 and the summer of 1787. In other words, before the Framers got together in Philadelphia. And that’s because the former […]

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Slavery, States Rights, and the Constitution [No. 86]
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Slavery, States Rights, and the Constitution [No. 86]

Some have questioned the legitimacy of the original Constitution because they claim that the Founders supported slavery and therefore anything that they did is illegitimate. In fact, many of the Founders were quite opposed to slavery and the Constitution was a result of a compromise between states where slavery was abolished or was going to […]

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