On This Day in History: January 23, 

1933 – 20th Amendment of the Constitution ratified changing Inauguration Day for the President from 4 March to 20 January, 1964 – 24th Amendment of the Constitution ratified barring poll taxes for federal elections, 1968 – USS Pueblo and 83-man crew seized by North Korea in the Sea of Japan.

Freedom’s Documents

The documents that forged the freedom of man and established the United States of America — Our Constitutional Republic.

A more comprehensive listing of “Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy” can be found within the Yale Law School’s Avalon Project. This collection covers from 4000 BC/BCE to the present.

The following links will take you to:

1620 The Mayflower Compact

1639 The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

1701 Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges

1776 The Declaration of Independence

1777 Articles of Confederation

1787 Constitution of the United States

1791 Bill of Rights

1795 – 1992 The Other Amendments

1823 The Monroe Doctrine

1863 The Emancipation Proclamation