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About the Exhibit
The Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline is an online experience highlighting some of the key dates and events that mark more than 200 years of our constitutional history. These timeline entries, taken as a whole, tell the evolving story of the U.S. Constitution and the continuing role that it plays in our lives.

Structure / Organization
The Constitutional Timeline is divided into 13 chapters or eras beginning in 1765 and ending in the present day. Within each era, there is a variety of content to explore:

On this day headlines provide a date and statement from this day in history.

Event pages contain pictures and a fuller accounting of an event. Some events contain maps, Constitutional Amendments or Point/Counterpoint dialogues.

The Read About it in the New York Times link provides access to archival articles from the New York Times.

Searching for Specific Terms or Dates
If you are interested in locating an event or date, type the term in the search field and click “GO!”.

The Broadband Version
The Broadband version of the Timeline is a more immersive experience. To access the broadband version of the Timeline, you will need both a broadband or high speed connection and the Flash plugin. Click here to view the Broadband version.

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