On the fourth Thursday in November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. The celebration is rooted in the ancient tradition of the harvest festival, but in the United States, it has taken a far greater significance.
Article Four of the US Constitution outlines relations among the states, and between each state and the federal government.
November 11th is Veterans’ Day in the United States, a day to remember those who served in this nation’s armed forces, and to honor the sacrifice of those who perished in the service of their country.
Article Three of the U.S. Constitution establishes the federal court system, which makes up the judicial branch of the United States’ government.
Article Two of the United States Constitution establishes the executive branch of the federal government, which carries out and enforces federal law.
Article One of the United States Constitution describes the powers assigned to Congress, the country’s legislative branch. Congress is made up of two deliberative bodies.
The words from the Preamble to the United States Constitution are a brief introductory statement of the Constitution's fundamental purposes and guiding principles.
On October 12th, 1492, three Spanish ships, under the leadership of Christopher Columbus, landed on an island in what is today the Bahamas.
To become the law of the land the Constitution had to be ratified by the states. A key role in that ratification process was played by the authors of what is now called The Federalist Papers.
On the first Monday of September every year, the United States pauses to honor its workers and the contributions they make to our nation’s prosperity.
The United States declared independence from Great Britain in 1776 to secure for all Americans their unalienable rights.
This Editorial is one of a series on the U.S. Constitution and the structure of the U.S. government.