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Constitutional Convention

A floral arrangement outside the National Constitution Center, assembled for Constitution Day. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Constitution Day Celebration Up And Down Independence Mall

It was 225 years ago, today, when the United States Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention here in Philadelphia. And there are all kinds of events in town to mark the occasion.

09/17/2012

(One mural, at the end of a hallway in the Independence Visitors Center, includes painted brickwork to blend with the surrounding actual brickwork.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Two New Philadelphia Murals Highlight Societal Conflicts in Colonial America

“The hooks are actually where a lot of the carcasses of the cows were hung, and they remind you of some of the things that hooks were used for over the next 200 years in our history.”

10/07/2011

Constitution Contest

Legal Expert Says One Way To Deal With The Debt Problem Is To CHANGE The Constitution

The debt and deficit deal of last week doesn’t solve anything, according to a lawyer and author who says the only hope for the future is to carefully change the Constitution, and not by amendment.

08/07/2011