The Pursuit of Happiness

A few months ago we and a caller who was of the opinion that “only a few” guys actually “did anything” at the 1787 Constitutional Convention. The idea is one that many people might have, simply because they just don’t know anything about anybody except the few names that bubble to the top of the…

Thirteenth Amendment | Definition, Significance, & Facts | Britannica

Source: Thirteenth Amendment | Definition, Significance, & Facts | Britannica Thirteenth Amendment, amendment (1865) to the Constitution of the United States that formally abolished slavery. Although the words slavery and slave are never mentioned in the Constitution, the Thirteenth Amendment abrogated those sections of the Constitution which had tacitly codified the “peculiar institution”: Article I, Section 2, regarding apportionment of representation in the House of Representatives, which had…

This Day in History: Supreme Court Justice William Paterson

Source: This Day in History: Supreme Court Justice William Paterson On this day in 1806, William Paterson passes away. If you’ve heard of Paterson, then you probably know him for his work at the Constitutional Convention or on the United States Supreme Court. But he did far more than that. As a young man, Paterson…