The Year’s 13 Most Americanest Moments

Congress, ConstitutionThe 112th Congress Performs The Constitution’s Greatest Hits | January 6, 2011
When the newly Republican-controlled Congress convened at the start of the year, members wanted to let the American people know that they would be absolutely true to the original intent of our Founding Fathers. So they kicked off the 112th by reading aloud the entire Constitution … er, sorta. They may have skipped over some the more troublesome bits, like the part that says African-Americans are only three-fifths of a person. But hey, what’s more American than ignoring the bad in order to play up the awesome?