George Washington presided over the first Presidential Cabinet Meeting in 1791. At that time, the Cabinet consisted of only 4 members. Thomas Jefferson was Secretary of State, Alexander Hamilton was Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Knox was Secretary of War, and Edmund Randolph was Attorney General. After more than 200 years, these four cabinet positions are still the most high profile in politics today.
In the year 1607, Jamestown Virginia became the site of the first colony settled in the new world. Over the next 126 years, twelve additional colonies were settled. The order in which they were settled varies, based on date discovered vs date actually settled. We do know however, that the remaining colonies were New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
Over time, tensions grew in the colonies, as King George III burdened them with The Sugar Act, The Currency Act, The Stamp Act and more, all in an attempt to raise additional revenue. Colonial patriots were ultimately galvanized to action because of this “taxation without representation”. Result - enter the American Revolution!
The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States of America, by the people of France, to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The statue was built in France by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi with the assistance of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (designer of the Eiffel Tower). After its completion, the statue was disassembled and eventually delivered to New York Harbor in June of 1885 (albeit slightly late for the centennial).
On the 19th of November 1863, President Lincoln delivered his famous address at a ceremony dedicating the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg Pennsylvania.
Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States Of America
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
John G Roberts Jr was born in New York in January 1955. He was married to Jane Sullivan in 1996, and they have two children. He received a degree from Harvard College in 1976 and another from Harvard Law School in 1979. From 1979-1980, he served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He served intermittently, in many government assignments, during the period of 1981–1993. He practiced law in Washington DC from 1986–2003. After being nominated by George W. Bush, John Roberts took his seat as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court in September of 2005.