Constitution

via BBC News George Washington’s personal copy of the US constitution has sold for almost $10m, Christie’s auction house says. The book, with the first president’s own annotations, was printed in 1789 – his first year in office. It had an estimated price of $2m (£1.3m) to $3m but bidding boosted the price of the […]

Georgetown University professor and author Michael Eric Dyson recently said that the constitution has been “hi-jacked.” “It has been hijacked by people with narrow, vicious and parochial visions,” said Dyson on ABC’s This Week with host Christiane Amanpour. The debate included columnist George Will who also spoke on the importance of the centuries old document […]

New York — Today, as promised, the Congress read the Constitution out loud today. Or parts of it. They actually opted to only read the Constitution-as-amended, meaning among other things they left out the three-fifths compromise that declared slaves to be the equivalent of three-fifths of a full vote.  They also left out the 18th […]

WASHINGTON D.C. Several members of Congress will be taking part in a historical reading of the Constitution. But they will be using an amended version to avoid some of the history reflected in it, particularly the institution of slavery. Tea Party favorite Republican Congressman, Bob Goodlatte of Georgia is organizing the reading. The Hill reports: […]