Amending the Constitution

May 27, 2021 USGOPO 0

Prohibition Ends: 21st nixes 18th. In 1933, national Prohibition ended when Utah became the thirty-sixth state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to repeal the Eighteenth […]

Marbury v. Madison (1803)

April 15, 2021 USGOPO 0

First Exercise of Judicial Review.  On this day in 1803, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Marbury v. Madison.  It is perhaps the most […]

Federalist #78

February 9, 2021 USGOPO 0

Foundational Document. Article III defines the judicial branch, or as the Federalists sometimes referred to it, the “Judicial Department.” It defines the powers of the […]

Federalist #70

January 13, 2021 USGOPO 0

Foundational Document. Critics of the proposed Constitution questioned Article II and the creation of the Presidency. A single person, the Antifederalists argued, in charge of […]

Federalist #68

November 9, 2020 USGOPO 0

Why the Electoral College? The Electoral College was designed as a mechanism to elect the President of the United States. While the founders arrived at […]