The Mayflower and the Mayflower Compact: The Beginnings of Self-Government in New England.
From Scrooby to Holland; Life in Holland; Setting their sights on a “New” England.
On this day, June 12, 1776, the Virginia Constitutional Convention approves George Mason’s Bill of Rights. The story is here:
On this day, June 9, 1781, a man is born whose world changing invention helped build America. The story is here:
On this day, June 8, 1789, James Madison introduces proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution which would become the Bill of Rights. Why do we need a bill of rights? The story is here:
On this day, June 7, 1769, one of America’s greatest pioneers helps blaze the trail of westward expansion. What is a pioneer and why are they so important? Here’s the story:
On this day, June 6, 1944, D-Day, what was probably the largest coordinated landing on enemy shores the world has ever seen, begins. Here’s the story:
On this day, June 5, 1723, a man who wrote an economics book that would have more influence than the Napoleonic wars, is born. Here’s the story:
On this day, June 2, 1774, a law was enacted which exposed Massachusetts women to a fate worse than death. How King George turned the Revolution into an armed resistance against home invaders and potential rapists of wives and daughters. Here’s the story:
On this day, June 1, 1813, an American Navy Captain, as he lay dying, shouts out his heroic final command, which becomes the rallying cry of his countrymen. Who was he? What was his command? Here’s the story: