Constitution Day, September 17

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 somewhat of a stalemate between the northern states and those in the...
Constitution Day, September 17

Prayer in Schools

The First Amendment, through the Fourteenth Amendment, prohibits states from enacting laws “respecting the establishment of religion.”  The state of New York required that each day students in public schools say the pledge of allegiance and say a prayer....
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...

Washington’s First Inauguration

On April 30, 1789, George Washington traveled from Virginia to New York to take the oath of office as the first President of the United States.  The Constitution had officially taken effect in March, but due to weather delays, votes from the electoral college were not...