National Constitution Center http://wesa.fm en The U.S. Constitution 224 Years Later: Why it Endures http://wesa.fm/post/us-constitution-224-years-later-why-it-endures <p>Some people underestimate just how influential the <a href="http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html">Constitution of the United States</a> has been to the world.</p><p>Constitution Day is <a href="http://www.constitutionday.cc/">September 17</a> and the US Constitution remains the key document used in deciding important Supreme Court cases. But University of Pittsburgh law professor, David Harris notes that the Justices have very different views on how the Constitution should be read. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:12:55 +0000 Nick Frost 16641 at http://wesa.fm The U.S. Constitution 224 Years Later: Why it Endures Original Copy of Bill of Rights Coming to Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/original-copy-bill-rights-coming-pennsylvania <p></p><p>For the first time in several decades Pennsylvanians will be able to view an original copy of the Bill of&nbsp; Rights.</p><p>It’s 1789 — Congress approves the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The states ratify the amendments December 15, 1791 and President George Washington sends a handwritten copy of the Bill of Rights to each of the 13 states. Pennsylvania’s copy goes missing in the late 1800s and New York’s copy might have been destroyed in a fire at New York’s archives.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 17:33:09 +0000 Kevin Gavin 10070 at http://wesa.fm Original Copy of Bill of Rights Coming to Pennsylvania