The Pilgrims were a small group of religious separatists who sailed for the British colony of Virginia in September 1620. Along with a party of Merchant Adventurers, they arrived farther north at...
The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution of the United States. Created by the Continental Congress in 1777 it featured a loose confederation or union of sovereign states. In contrast...
The Monroe Doctrine was a speech given by President James Monroe in December 1823. A doctrine is a rule or principle, so the title means Monroe?s principle. This principle states that the United...
The U.S. Constitution is the highest law in the United States. It describes the structure of our government and how it works. The Preamble to the Constitution is an introduction which explains its...
In April 1963 Dr. King was arrested for leading a non-violent protest in Birmingham, Alabama. In a local newspaper a group of white clergymen criticized King. They acknowledged that injustices had...
During the War of 1812, British ships attacked Fort McHenry that stood in the harbor defending the city of Baltimore. An American prisoner named Francis Scott Key watched the battle from the deck of...
Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, June 13, 1966.
Learn these 50 words to better understand the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution.