dc statehood

What Does a State Look Like?

The Constitution of the United States does not define a state or describe its characteristics for purposes of admission to the union. The District of Columbia appears in Article I of the Constitution¬†as part of a listing of enumerated congressional… Read More ›

Toward a More Perfect Union

Sixty years ago in 1959, Hawaii and Alaska were admitted to the republic of the United States. There are no fixed criteria in the Constitution for determining either qualities or quantities to constitute admission to the union. The founding document… Read More ›