This Day in History

 The U.S. Constitution Takes Effect

On March 4, 1789, the first session of Congress was held as the United States Constitution officially took effect as the governing framework for the newly formed nation. This monumental moment laid the foundation for American democracy and set the stage for the nation’s growth and development.

The First American Presidential Election

January 7th, 1789, saw the inauguration of the first American presidential election, as electors cast their votes for George Washington. This event set the stage for the democratic traditions of the United States.

Congress of the United States

The first Congress of the United States proposed twelve amendments to the Constitution, ten of which would become the Bill of Rights, safeguarding individual liberties.

Judiciary Act

The United States Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789, establishing the federal judiciary system and the office of the Attorney General.