Elvis was in the Building!

December 22nd, 2014|

Thanks to our friends at the National Constitution Center for this look into history! The secret meeting was brief at the White House, and it involved a U.S. President and a King, of sorts. And even today, it generates more interest at the National Archives, in terms of image requests, than the Constitution or the [...]

Bill of Rights Turns 223!

December 15th, 2014|

Celebrate the 223rd birthday of the Bill of Rights. Join online from 10 am to 3:30 pm for four sets of live events celebrating Bill of Rights Day. Authors will be discussing the Constitution and the historic figures related to it. Thanks to our friends at the National Constitution Center. Justice Brennan’s Fight to Preserve [...]

North Dakota Joins Push for Citizenship Test

December 4th, 2014|

North Dakota became the latest state to join the Civics Education Initiative. First lady Betsey Dalryumple, along with educators and lawmakers, unveiled the bill earlier this week. North Dakota joins seven other states, South Dakota, Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah currently pushing the test. The pending legislation would require high school seniors to [...]

#Giving Tuesday

December 1st, 2014|

Today, December 2, is a national day of generosity, #GivingTuesday. It’s a day when you can make a big impact on the Joe Foss Institute (JFI). With your help, monies raised today will directly impact students, teachers and veterans. Your contributions help students like Jeff, a tenth-grade student from Arizona. After a Veterans Inspiring Patriotism [...]