69. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?

Who is the Father of Our Country - George Washington

(George) Washington George Washington is called the Father of Our Country. He was the first American president. Before that, he was a brave general who led the Continental Army to victory over Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. After his victory over the British Army, Washington retired to his farm in Virginia named Mount […]

66. When was the Constitution written?

When was the Constitution written - 1787

1787 The Constitution, written in 1787, created a new system of U.S. government—the same system we have today. James Madison was the main writer of the Constitution. He became the fourth president of the United States. The U.S. Constitution is short, but it defines the principles of government and the rights of citizens in the […]

65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

What happened at the Constitutional Convention - The Constitution was written

The Constitution was written. The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution. The Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May to September 1787. Fifty-five delegates from 12 of the original 13 states (except for Rhode Island) met to write amendments to the Articles of Confederation. The delegates met because many American leaders did not like […]

64. There were 13 original states. Name three

There were 13 original states - Name three

New Hampshire Delaware Massachusetts Maryland Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut North Carolina New York South Carolina New Jersey Georgia Pennsylvania The 13 original states were all former British colonies. Representatives from these colonies came together and declared independence from Great Britain in 1776. After the Revolutionary War, the colonies became free and independent states. When the […]

1. What is the supreme law of the land?

What is the supreme law of the land

The Constitution The Founding Fathers of the United States wrote the Constitution in 1787. The Constitution is the “supreme law of the land.” The U.S. Constitution has lasted longer than any other country’s constitution. It establishes the basic principles of the United States government. The Constitution establishes a system of government called “representative democracy.” In […]