The Constitution by 4Gillian

By brooks6
  • Revolutionary Way Begins

    A war between Kingdom of Great Britain and the thirteen Colonies, Fighting for rights, Freedom, and Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence Approved

    After finalizing the text on July 4, Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms. It was initially published as a printed broadside that was widely distributed and read to the public. The most famous version of the Declaration, a signed copy that is usually regarded as the Declaration of Independence, is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Although the wording of the Declaration was.
  • Revolututionary War Ends

    The Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the United States, recognized American independence and established borders for the new nation.
  • US Constitution is Written

    The first three Articles of the Constitution establish the three branches of the national government: a legislature, the bicameral Congress; an executive branch led by the President; and a judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. They also specify the powers and duties of each branch. All unenumerated powers are reserved to the respective states and the people, thereby establishing the federal system of government.
    The Constitution was adopted.
  • Constitution Becomes a Law

    One must examine each provision to determine to which stage of constitutional effectiveness it belongs. The provisions of the Constitution that limit the power of state governments, for instance, took effect at the first stage and were therefore enforceable law as of June 21, 1788. This understanding has potentially significant consequences for certain litigation involving Native American land claims.
  • George Washington is the 1st President

    Washington won with a total of 69 out of 69 votes. America elected its first president and vice president. General George Washington, a greatly revered and honored military leader was elected president and John Adams was elected vice president. He was greeted with roaring cannons, pealing bells, flower carpeted roads, and singing and shouting citizens.
  • Bill of Rights Ratified

    n September 1789, the first Congress of the United States approved 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The amendments were designed to protect the basic rights of U.S. citizens, guaranteeing the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and exercise of religion; the right to fair legal procedure and to bear arms; and more.
  • The White House was Built

    President George Washington signed an Act of Congress in December of 1790 declaring that the federal government would reside in a district "not exceeding ten miles square…on the river Potomac."As preparations began for the new federal city, a competition was held to find a builder of the "President’s House." 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels in the Residence.
  • Abraham Lincoln Becomes 5th President

    He was inaugurated * president in March of 1861. Five weeks later the Civil War began. It was a fight about slavery. Lincoln wanted the United States to remain one nation. It was in danger of being divided into two nations; the North and the South. Of all the presidents, Abraham Lincoln is the one in whom there is the greatest continuing interest. School children study him, historians debate his life and legacy, and people collect memorabilia about him.
  • The Civil War Begins

    One hundred and fifty years ago, on April 12, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., secessionist batteries surrounding Fort Sumter began their artillery bombardment of Union forces. The Civil War had begun.
  • The 13th Amendment to the Constitution Adopted

    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, passed by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward, in a proclamation, declared it to have been adopted. It was the first of the Reconstruction Amendments.
  • The 15th Amendment to the Constitution Ratified

    The 15th Amendment to the Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • World War I Begins

    World War I began in August 1914. In contrast to the United States, which had fewer than a dozen military airplanes at that time, Germany, France and England had 180, 136 and 48 aircraft, respectively. During the first several years of the war, great strides were made in airplane design and performance, in the development of gunnery and bombing equipment, and in aerial combat tactics and techniques.
  • The 19th Amedment to the Constituition Ratified

    The Constitution allows states to determine the qualifications for voting, and until the 1910s most states disenfranchised women. The amendment was the culmination of the women's suffrage movement, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote.
  • World War II Begins

    On September 1, 1939, the beginning of the German attack, Great Britain and France sent Adolf Hitler an ultimatum - either withdraw German forces from Poland or Great Britain and France would go to war against Germany.
    On September 3, with Germany's forces penetrating deeper into Poland, Great Britain and France both declared war on Germany.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, his most famous, was delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963 as the culmination of the Washington Freedom Rally. Historian James MacGregor Burns described the scene in “Crosswinds of Freedom” (Knopf, 1989).
  • Gillian's Birthday

  • Constitution Day 2011

    On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation's history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.