How August 26 became “Women’s Equality Day”

Each year since 1973, August 26th has been officially recognized as “Women’s Equality Day.” It’s a commemoration of the final approval of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote in all local, state and national elections, says: “The right of citizens of the United States to … Read more

“Preserve, protect and defend…"

The oath an American president recites upon taking office includes the famous promise to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Interestingly, one of the first decisions a new president makes is which version of the presidential oath to take. That’s because the paragraph in the Constitution that includes the presidential oath … Read more