Tag: 1780s

King George III

King George III During the American Revolution

King George III (1738-1820) WHO HE WAS: King George III was the monarch of Great Britain and Ireland during the tumultuous period that included the American Revolution. He is often remembered for his role in the loss of the American colonies and his periods of mental illness, which led to the Regency era during the

John Jay

John Jay, First Chief Justice and Founding Father

John Jay (1745-1829) WHO HE WAS: John Jay was an influential American statesman and a Founding Father of the United States. He co-authored the Federalist Papers, served as the first Chief Justice of the United States, and was the Governor of New York. His diplomatic efforts were crucial to the establishment and early governance of

George Washington

George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait), Gilbert Stuart (1796 )

George Washington (1732-1799) WHO HE WAS: George Washington served as a statesman, a Founding Father, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and notably, as the first President of the United States. His leadership and vision have positioned him as an indelible icon of American history. WHAT HE SAID: “Liberty, when

Bill of Rights: Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, 1789 

Historical parchment displaying the preamble and initial articles of the Bill of Rights, dated in New York, March 1789.

The Bill of Rights, ratified on December 15, 1791, is a foundational document that outlines the primary rights and freedoms guaranteed to American citizens. These ten amendments were added to the Constitution to ensure the protection of individual liberties and place restrictions on governmental power. The Bill of Rights Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Adopted 1789. Ratified 1791.