National Constitution CenterCenturies of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline Exhibit
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  1765-1786
We win a hard-fought Revolution and seize its promise of liberty
Caption   1787-1790
We adopt a Constitution for our new Republic
  1791-1824
We forge a nation where the people rule
Caption   1825-1849
We become a land of the common man, though not yet a democracy for all
  1850-1865
We are a house divided, a nation divided by bloody Civil War
Caption   1866-1885
We rebuild the Union and amend the Constitution
  1886-1906
We encounter prosperity and its perils in an industrial age
Caption   1907-1930
We are a diverse nation, confronting our differences
  1931-1946
We meet crisis in the Depression, and again in World War II
Caption   1947-1954
We struggle to provide freedom in a dangerous world
  1955-1969
We demand liberty and justice for all
Caption   1970-1987
We wrestle with our democratic freedoms, arguing issues old an new
  1987-
We the People are still making history

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