The Department of Justice was created on this day in 1870. Here’s a quick look at what’s commonly called the biggest law firm in the world.
On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the Constitution.
Today is the 235th birthday of the Great Seal of the United States. So how close did we really come to having a turkey instead of an eagle as our national symbol?
On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a resolution, approved in Congress, declaring war against Great Britain. Over the next two and half years, both sides engaged in bitter contests, and the war ended with much unchanged between the two nations.
It’s hard to imagine America without the Statue of Liberty, but the icon of freedom didn’t make its first full appearance in New York until June 17, 1885.
In honor of Flag Day, here are 10 fascinating facts about Stars and Stripes that may surprise you!
On June 13, 1866, the House approved a Senate-proposed version of the 14th Amendment, sending it to the states for approval. Two years later, the ratified statement became a constitutional cornerstone.
On June 9, 1969, a near unanimous Senate confirmed federal judge Warren Burger as Chief Justice of the United States, starting a 17-year tenure marked by landmark Court decisions.
On June 8, 1789, James Madison addressed the House of Representatives and introduced a proposed Bill of Rights to the Constitution. More than three months later, Congress would finally agree on a final list to present to the states.
It was on this day in 1965 that the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case about contraception use by married couples that laid the groundwork for a constitutional “right to privacy” in the United States.