This Editorial is part of a series on the U.S. Constitution and the structure of the U.S. government.
The Fifth Amendment defines constitutional limits on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes.
On the third Monday of each January, Americans honor the memory of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. as a leader in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, advocating social change through non-violent means.
December 25th is one of Christianity’s most important holy days, a commemoration of the birth some 2000 years ago of Jesus Christ, revered by Christians as the Incarnate God, the Savior, the Light of the World.
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.
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.
The United States declared independence from Great Britain in 1776 to secure for all Americans their unalienable rights.