September 17th 1787: US Constitution signed

On this day in 1787, the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. The document was thus adopted by the Constitutional Convention, which included George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin. It was later ratified by the states and came into effect on March 4th 1789. The Constitution sets out the rules and principles that govern America to this day, and defines the powers of the three branches of federal government and the states. The first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and established basic rights of citizens, including freedom and speech and religion. The Constitution has since been amended 17 times, giving a total of 27 amendments. America’s is the oldest written constitution still used today.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”

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htenoodleincident said: Was Rachel-profiling already taken?

Yes.  And here I was thinking I was the greatest genius on Earth.




We all know about the Teddy Bear, named for Theodore Roosevelt.  Apparently, there was a stuffed animal named after William Taft, that didn’t do so well - the Billy Possum.

Here’s an article on that: Billy Possum: President Taft’s Answer to the Teddy Bear
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Hangin’ with bae. 

Hangin’ with bae. 


trigger warning: gore



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Anonymous said: What is Manifest Destiny?


Before Destiny’s Child, there was Manifest Destiny, a sassy band consisting of James K. Polk, Henry Clay, and Beyoncé.



person:   so why did you decide to become catholic

me:   are you sure you really have the time to continue this conversation

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Barkers for Britain Tag 

Before America entered World War II, Fala served as president of Barkers for Britain, a nationwide effort by American dog lovers to support nonmilitary aid to Britain. Membership in the club helped support Bundles for Britain, an organization that collected cash contributions and donations of clothing, blankets, and other basic necessities for the British people. The organization presented membership tags like this one to dog owners who contributed to British war relief.

As president of Barkers for Britain, Fala received letters from around the nation, including this note (with photograph) from “Cire Noir Butler,” head of the group’s Austin, Texas, branch.

-from the Roosevelt Library 

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