On this day, December 9, 1969, the Illinois Constitutional Convention met in Springfield to create the state’s fourth Constitution. This gathering was “a much more diverse group than the Founding Fathers who gathered in Philadelphia in 1787. There were mothers as well as fathers at this Illinois Constitutional Convention.
#OTD, November 27, 1770, John Adams takes up a local court case that, in its consequences, embraced the rights of all humanity.
To do what’s right, would you be willing to hold your temper, go against public opinion, lose money, and allow your reputation to suffer?
Learn how one man’s virtue can have international effects, and help form a republic founded on the principles of justice.
o you appreciate liberty, lower taxes, and a ban on tyrants? If so, these are some dates and documents you should know.
#OnThisDay, November 27, 1295, King Edward I summons “The Model Parliament,” which was one of the early steps towards representative government we enjoy today. Here’s a short history of how we went from tyranny to the U.S. Constitution.
The discovery of America by Europeans and the subsequent colonization was very much affected by the physical characteristics of the land; therefore, we must, in these early lessons take a look at the physical American landscape. In this lesson, head west of the Rockies toward the Pacific Ocean.
Listen to, The Pacific Coast of Our Country
The discovery of America by Europeans and the subsequent colonization was very much affected by the physical characteristics of the land; therefore, we must, in these early lessons take a look at the physical American landscape. In this lesson, we begin our journey on the west slope of the Appalachian plateau, cross the mighty Mississippi, and scale the Rockies.
Listen to, The Interior of Our Country
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean…
#OTD, November 10, 1775, the United States Marine Corps, is born. To celebrate, let’s tell the story of one of their landmark victories.
Read, The Battle of Derna