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History MattersFebruary 1 to February 14, 2020

The Supreme Court was established by Article three of the Constitution, which was ratified in 1788. Six justices, a Chief Justice, and five Associate Justices — all named by the President of the United States — were to serve for life. George Washington selected John Jay to be the country’s inaugural Chief Justice, while John Rutledge of South Carolina, William Cushing of Massachusetts…

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African-American protagonists and experiences are essential parts of history that deserve attention during Black History Month

WASHINGTON, DC – February is “Black History Month”, and there is an extra incentive to celebrate: 2020 is the 150th anniversary of the 15th amendment to the Constitution. The provision, ratified on February 3, 1870, mandates “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of…

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History MattersJanuary 15 to January 31, 2020

On January 20, 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated to an unprecedented fourth term. Three months later he died, leaving an extraordinary legacy of having maneuvered the country through the Great Depression, and World War II—some of the most difficult times in American history. In 1947, the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed, limiting presidential service:

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