US Constitution

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Constitutional

US Constitution is Written

05/21/1787 - 09/17/1787

At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA the US constitution was written.

The Supreme Law

1788 - Present

The US constitution is ratified by 9 states and becomes the supreme law of the USA.

Bill of Rights

1791 - Present

The Bill of Rights was added to the constitution.

13th Amendment

1865 - Present

The 13th amendment is added to the constitution, which abolishes slavery.

14th Amendment

1868 - Present

The 14th amendment is passed granting rights of citizenship to all people born in the US or naturalized.

15th Amendment

1870 - Present

Woman's suffrage, gave woman the right to vote.

26th Amendment

1971 - Present

The 26th amendment is added to constitution, lowering the voting age to 18 years old.

Influences

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1776

The 13 colonies revolt against Great Britain and start the Revolutionary War.

Articles of Confederation

1781 - 1788

The continental congress agrees on the Articles of Confederation as being their form of government.

Treaty of Paris

03/21/1783 - 03/22/1783

Great Britain recognizes the independence of the 13 colonies.

Civil War

04/12/1861 - 04/12/1865

The civil war begins when president Lincoln consents for troops to fight against South with the goal of abolishing slavery.