Korean War begins

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President John F. Kennedy born

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  • Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (6–12)

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  • Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (K–5)

    Created May 24, 2012

    Center for the Study of the American Constitution

    Housed within the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, CSAC does research and publishes materials relating to the creation and ratification of the American Constitution.

    Center for the Study of the American Constitution

    Housed within the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, CSAC does research and publishes materials relating to the creation and ratification of the American Constitution.

    Henry David Thoreau dies

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    From Norman Rockwell's "Freedom of Speech"

    The First Amendment

    This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and presents information about the history and application of the amendment.