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The Constitution of the United States
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The U.S. Constitution
Timeline Quiz: Fill in the Blanks
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YearEvent
1775 Revolutionary War begins (the 13 Colonies revolt against the ___________________________ )
  Declaration of Independence written and approved by the Continental Congress
1781 Revolutionary ________________________ ends (the British lose)
The Continental Congress agrees on the Articles of Confederation
March 1, Continental Congress is replaced by the Congress of the Confederation
1783 Britain recognizes the independence of the ________________________ (Treaty of Paris)
1787 US Constitution written at the Constitutional __________________________ in Philadelphia, PA [May 25 - Sept. 17]
1788 US Constitution ratified by 9 ________________________; it becomes the supreme law of the USA
1789 George Washington elected first ________________________ of the USA
March 4, The first Congress met (in New York, NY, then the nation's capital)
1790 First Supreme ________________________ assembled; the Chief Justice was John Jay
Dec., US capital moves to Philadelphia
1791 The Bill of ________________________ (first 10 amendments) added to the Constitution
1800 US capital moves to ___________________________, District of Columbia
1802 Marbury v. Madison - the first time that the court found that a law was unconstitutional (John Marshall was Chief Justice)
1861 Abraham Lincoln elected ________________________
Civil War begins (Fort Sumter)
  Civil War ends (Lee surrenders to Grant)
Amendment 13 - Slavery abolished
Abraham Lincoln assassinated
1868 Amendment 14 - Rights of citizenship to all people born in the ________________________ or naturalized
1870 Amendment 15 - Gives the right to vote to all citizens, regardless of color or race, but women are not mentioned
1913 Amendment 16 - Income tax begins
1920 Amendment 19 - Women's suffrage (women are given the right to ________________________)
1971 Amendment 26 - Voting age lowered to ________________
1992 Amendment 27 - Congressional pay increases go into effect only during the next Congressional session


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