In response to recent events, we want to explore a different clause in the Constitution—the Supremacy Clause—and raise the question: is this aspect of our government another fault line? Or is it actually solid bedrock that should remain unchanged?
The US Constitution does not make it easy for citizens to cast their ballots. Nevertheless, we urge everyone who is eligible to vote.
Can the government force Americans to be vaccinated? A Supreme Court case during a smallpox epidemic provides an answer, at least for now.
What parts of founder Alexander Hamilton’s life and work are missing from Lin Manuel-Miranda’s musical?
As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout the United States, Americans have defined themselves more and more by their alliance with one of the two major political parties.
The issue of whether the states or the national government would have more power pervaded almost all of the Framers’ debates. And more than 230 years later, these issues remain.