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Remembering another important Lincoln in American history

October 19, 2017 By NCC Staff

Today marks the anniversary of the American victory at Yorktown, which effectively ended the Revolutionary War. But did you know the British Army surrendered to a Lincoln, and not a Washington on that fateful day?

On this day, the Confederation Congress agrees to a new Constitution

September 28, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On September 28, 1787, the congress under our first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, agreed to submit a new Constitution to the states, an act that would render that legislative body obsolete.

From hero to traitor: Benedict Arnold’s day of infamy

September 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

On September 21, 1780, Revolutionary War hero Benedict Arnold turned his back on his country in a secret meeting with a top British official. So how did Arnold, with his patriot’s pedigree, become the most-hated man in America?

20 questions kids ask the most on Constitution Day

September 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

How many bathrooms are in the White House? Who is the tallest president? Read the most asked among 3,000 questions we received on Constitution Day from students!

Top 10 myths about the Constitution on Constitution Day

September 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

The Constitution is our most enduring document, but not everything you read online about the Constitution is accurate! Here are some of the top myths about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers still out there on blogs and websites.

On this day, the transition begins to our Constitutional government

September 13, 2017 By NCC Staff

The date of September 13, 1788, isn’t celebrated as a major anniversary in American history, but it was a big day in the creation of our current form of constitutional government.

On this day, the name “United States of America” becomes official

September 9, 2017 By NCC Staff

On September 9, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted a new name for what had been called “the United Colonies.” The moniker United States of America has remained since then as a symbol of freedom and independence.

On this day, the first Continential Congress meets in Philadelphia

September 5, 2017 By NCC Staff

On September 5, 1774, the first Continental Congress in the United States met in Philadelphia to consider its reaction to the British government’s restraints on trade and representative government after the Boston Tea Party.

Hamilton’s Treasury Department and a great Constitutional debate

September 2, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On this day in 1789, George Washington signed into law that act created the Treasury Department, a move became crucial to America’s survival but also created a constitutional debate about federal powers that remains with us today.

How a hurricane brought Alexander Hamilton to America

August 31, 2017 By NCC Staff

How different would America have been without a hurricane that hit St. Croix in late August 1772? Without it, Alexander Hamilton may never have never shaped this country’s history.

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