United States #1312 (1966)

The United States Bill of Rights

In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 15 to be Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed following the oftentimes bitter 1787–88 battle over ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and crafted to address the objections raised by Anti-Federalists, the Bill of Rights amendments add to the … Continue reading The United States Bill of Rights

United States #902 (1940)

Ratification of the 13th Admendment

On December 6, 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified by the required number of states which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. … Continue reading Ratification of the 13th Admendment

Ecuador #C57 (1938)

Ecuador #C57 (1938)

The Republic of Ecuador (República del Ecuador, which literally translates as “Republic of the Equator”), is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) west of the mainland. Spanish is the official language … Continue reading Ecuador #C57 (1938)

United States #798 (1937)

U.S. Constitution Day

Officially known as Constitution and Citizenship Day according to Title 36 of the U.S. Code § 106, this federal observance in the United States commemorates the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognizes “all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens”. The law establishing the present holiday was created with the passage of an amendment to the Omnibus spending bill of … Continue reading U.S. Constitution Day