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We the People – Constitution Day, September 17

We the People – Constitution Day, September 17

The Constitutional Convention was initially convened by the Congress of the Confederation in 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation.  Under the Articles, the new government had quickly come to a stalemate between the northern states and those in the south.  The...
We the People – Constitution Day, September 17

We the People

Wednesday marks the 227th anniversary of the United States Constitution.  Signed in Philadelphia at Independence Hall on September 17, 1787 , the Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation.  Adopted in 1777 and ratified in 1781, the Articles created a...

D.C. Voting and the 23rd Amendment

Passed in 1961, today is the anniversary of the 23rd Amendment.  The Amendment allows D.C. to appoint electors to the Electoral College, as Congress so directs.   Article I §8 of the Constitution gives Congress exclusive control over the seat of government.  D.C....