Tag Archives: U.S. history

Ratification of the Constitution

Each year we celebrate Constitution Day to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. It took, however, until 1791 for the Constitution to be ratified by the States. This is a period constitutional researchers should be cognizant of and the law library has recently acquired an electronic resource to help with […]

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Last Living U.S. WWI Vet

American history has always fascinated me. So, while this doesn’t deal directly with law I thought I’d share it anyway. The Library of Congress Blog has reported that with the death of Harry Landis last week, 107-year-old Frank Buckles is the last living U.S. veteran of World War I. (see the post here – you […]

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