Almost all major laws passed by Congress involve compromises to reach the necessary number of votes to pass.
Thankful for the Preamble
The Preamble to the US Constitution lays out the goals the Framers wanted to accomplish when they replaced the dysfunctional Articles of Confederation. In this month of Thanksgiving, we want to share our gratitude to the Framers for their aspirations. Let’s look at it phrase by phrase.
Guest Post: The Success of the Constitution
The first of the Blog-a-Fault-Line contest winners! High Schooler Boris Ardemasov discusses the Constitution’s failure to address slavery.
Slavery and the Constitution
The compromises the Framers made over slavery spread like tentacles throughout the Constitution.
A Covenant with Death: How the Constitution Did NOT ‘Establish Justice’ or ‘Secure Liberty’
Almost every chapter in Fault Lines in the Constitution opens with a story. With thanks to Virginia Hamilton’s Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of