A Look Ahead… | September Edition, 2019

September 3, 1783

Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Jay, and representatives of King George III sign the Treaty of Paris, formally ending the Revolutionary War between Britain and the United States.

September 6, 1620

The Mayflower departs from England, carrying 102 passengers to the New World. On December 25, they arrive at Plymouth, MA.

September 11, 2001

The worst terrorist attack in U.S. history rocks the nation and the world. President George W. Bush honors the victims and heroes by declaring September 11 as Patriot Day.

September 17, 1787

At the Constitutional Convention, 12 states unanimously approve the U.S. Constitution. September 17 marks the beginning of Constitution Week in American schools.

September 26, 1960

John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon face off in the first-ever televised presidential debate. TV viewers and radio listeners are split over which candidate won.

September 28, 1066

The Norman Conquest begins as William, Duke of Normandy, lands in England. On October 14, he defeats English forces at the Battle of Hastings.

September’s Featured Resource

A Copy of the Constitution for Every Kid!

Small in size, big on content:

  • The U.S. Constitution
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Excerpts from the Magna Carta
  • Plus! Constitution FAQs, 10 key dates related to the texts, summaries of landmark cases, a list of the Supreme Court Justices, a glossary of terms, and an index

3 x 6 inches. Softcover, 56 pages.

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