On September 26, 1960, Massachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican Vice President Richard M. Nixon face each other in a nationally televised presidential campaign debate. The debate ushered in an era in which television would dominate political campaigns. The immediacy and power of television worked well for candidates who could think on their feet and [...]
The first Congress of the United States approves 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and sends them to the states for ratification. The amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, 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 [...]
The Judiciary Act of 1789 is passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices who were to serve on the court until death or retirement. That day, President Washington nominated John Jay to preside as chief justice and John [...]
We salute former Army Capt. William Swenson for his bravery. He will be the sixth living recipient to receive the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony in October.
Here are 10 online resources for Constitution Day. Tell us what you have planed. http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2013/09/10-essential-online-resources-for-constitution-day/
Yuma, Ariz., International Airport dedicates new hanger to our founder Joe Foss. Proud day for us all. Watch the news report here. http://www.kyma.com/slp.php?idN=8796&cat=Local+News
September 10, 1913 - America's first coast-to-coast paved thoroughfare, the Lincoln Highway, opens. The road stretched from New York City's Times Square to San Francisco's Lincoln Park, spanning 3,389 miles and slicing through 13 states. It was the first national memorial commemorating America's 16th president, predating the Lincoln Memorial by nearly a decade.