Tag Archives: Constitution

Constitution 225: No quorum, no Constitution!

Today’s post was written by National Archives volunteer Paul Richter. It is the first in a series tracing the development of the Constitution in honor of the 225th anniversary of this document. Eleven years after the Declaration of Independence announced … Continue reading

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A homecoming for six pages of parchment

Although the National Archives Building was nearly completed in 1935, the Rotunda sat empty. Then, on December 13, 1952, an armored Marine Corps personnel carrier made its way down Constitution Avenue, accompanied by two light tanks, four servicemen carrying submachine guns, and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, as American as apple pie

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Here, in short, are the documents that made Thanksgiving. On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789, as … Continue reading

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What Franklin thought of the Constitution

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. All summer long, a group of men huddled in a stifling hot room in Philadelphia (Madison almost passed out from the heat) to develop the … Continue reading

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The documents that built the Constitution

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/sFAVKJAOWSc?fs=1&hl=en_US Just in time for Constitution Day on September 17, acting Chief of Reference at the National Archives Trevor Plante literally takes viewers inside the … Continue reading

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The Constitution has a Facebook Page

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. While the Constitution may not update it’s own writing too often (the last time was in 1992), it does update its own Facebook page. So … Continue reading

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