The United States Constitution provides that when called into actual service by the Congress making a Declaration of War and mobilizing the militia the president shall replace the governors of the States as Commander in Chief of this Federalized Military. In practice, since the Civil War the militia have not been disbanded and have become a standing army under the control of the Department of Defense and the Pentagon which has removed the need for the president to be called into actual service to be Commander in Chief.
The sole power of removal of officers of the government called for in the United States Constitution is impeachment, but in practice the Congress has allowed persons appointed by the president of the United States with the advice and Consent of the Senate to serve at the will of the President.
The Constitution of the United States has been amended to include a long list of rights known collectively as the Bill of Rights and also reserves numerous rights for the individual states, citizens.
The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later ratified by conventions in each state in the name of "The People"; it has since been amended twenty-seven times, the first ten amendments being known as the Bill of Rights. The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union was actually the first constitution of the United States of America. The U.S. Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation as the governing document for the United States, and transformed the constitutional basis of government from confederation to federation, also making it the world's oldest federal constitution. The Constitution has a central place in United States law and political culture. The handwritten, or "engrossed", original document is on display at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.
Hand fans have been around forever! Evidence suggests that the folding fan first came from the Orient to Italy, and then spread through the rest of Europe. America even had hand fan makers, the most famous being the Hunt and Allen Fan Company. The folding fan�s popularity as a fashion accessory diminished during the turn of the century with the exception of advertising fans, which are still made today. Whatever you call them, fans are exciting and interesting to study!
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Francis Scott Key
Just weeks after the British burned the U.S. Capitol, they set out
On the way they caught an elderly physician of Upper Marlboro, Dr.
The town feared Dr. Beanes would be hanged so they asked a young
lawyer, Francis Scott Key, to sail with Colonel John Skinner under a
flag of truce to the British flagship TONNANT and arrange a prisoner
Concerned their plans of attacking Baltimore would be revealed, the
British placed Francis Scott Key and Colonel Skinner under armed
guard aboard the H.M.S. SURPRISE, then on a sloop where they watched
the night of SEPTEMBER 13, 1814, as Fort McHenry was bombarded.
The next morning, "through the dawn's early light," Key saw the flag
Elated, Key penned the Star-Spangled Banner, which states in the 4th
"O! thus be it ever when free men shall stand, Between their loved
home and the war's desolation;
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land, Praise the
Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just; And this be our
motto, 'In God is our trust!'
And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of
the free and the home of the brave!"