Constitution 3Sh'Quanda

  • Revolutionary War Begins

    Early in the morning of April 19, 1775, a long column of Regulars starts its march to Concord. Their orders are to destroy muskets, powder, cannon, and other provisions being stockpiled by the rebels on Colonel James Barrett's farm.
  • Declarartion Of Independence Approved

    On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American Dream.
  • Revolutionary War Ends

  • US Constitution Written

    the delegates at the Philadelphia Convention signed the
    Constitution. The Constitution is the law of the land and the
    document that created our form of government. Our constitution is the oldest written constitution of any democratic country.
  • Constitution Becomes The Law

    The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. Empowered with the sovereign authority of the people by the framers and the consent of the legislatures of the states, it is the source of all government powers, and also provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens.
  • George Washington is the 1st President

    George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (1789-1797) and commander in chief of the Continental Army. He was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775-1797, leading the American victory over Britain in the American Revolution and was the unanimous choice to serve as president.
  • Bill of Rights Ratified

    On December 15, 1791, the new United States of America ratified the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, confirming the fundamental rights of its citizens. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, and the press, and the rights of peaceful assembly and petition.
  • Abraham Lincoln Becomes the 16th President

    On this day in 1861, Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th president of the United States. In his inauguration speech Lincoln extended an olive branch to the South, but also made it clear that he intended to enforce federal laws in the states that seceded.
  • The Civil War Starts

    150 years ago, a brief artillery barrage brought Fort Sumter to its knees, launching a Civil War that would divide -- and later, define -- a nation. More than 618,000 Americans would die before the healing process could begin -- but the scars remain.
  • The 13th Amendment to the Constitution Adopted

    The necessary number of states ratified it by December 6, 1865. The 13th amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
  • The 15th Amendment to the Constitution Ratified

    This Amendment was designed to close the last loophole in the establishment of civil rights for newly-freed black slaves. It ensured that a person's race, color, or prior history as a slave could not be used to bar that person from voting. Though a noble idea, it had little practical effect for quite some time, as the Southern states found myriad ways to intimidate blacks to keep them from voting. The Congress passed the amendment on February 26, 1870.
  • World War 1 Begins

    On July 28, 1914, at 11am, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. It would be the first great war the world had ever seen. The question remains, however, of whether Princip had been contracted by the Austrian conservatives to assassinate the Archduke, or if Princip acted on his own free will. We may never know the truth, but we can certainly speculate and draw our own conclusions.
  • The 19th Amendment to the Constitution Ratified

    The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see final victory in 1920. http://www.ourdocuments.go
  • World War 2 Begins

    On Sept. 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, the act that started World War II. The day before, Nazi operatives had posed as Polish military officers to stage an attack on the radio station in the Silesian city of Gleiwitz. Germany used the event as the pretext for its invasion of Poland.
  • Vietnam War

    The War did not end until 1975, two years after all US and allied personnel had withdrawn, when North Vietnamese forces finally conquered Saigon. During this period the war escalated from an insurgency in South Vietnam sponsored by the North Vietnamese government to direct military intervention in the south by North Vietnam, as well as the active participation of military forces of the United States and other countries.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have A Dream" Speech August 28, 1963

    "I Have a Dream" is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. The speech, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.
  • Sh'Quanda Birthday

  • Constitution Day 2011

    SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 (OBSERVED SEPTEMBER 16, 2011)
    In honor of Constitution Day, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution. The National Constitution Center can help you meet this requirement!