A Constitutional Republic

September 17, 1787 0

At a Constitutional Convention in 1787, delegates devised a plan for a federal government with three branches—executive, legislative and judicial—along with a system of checks and balances to ensure no ...

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The War for Independence

October 19, 1781 0

Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in April 1775 kicked off the conflict in Massachusetts. By the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their independence ...

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Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776 0

After years of Britain violating a variety of individual rights, representatives of the 13 colonies in America decided they'd had enough. They drafted a document to clarify reasons the American ...

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