Constitution

IMAGE: Suffrage Parade (1912)

  This photograph by the Associated Press depicts a woman’s suffrage parade in New York on Saturday, May 4, 1912. Harriot Stanton Blatch, the daughter of feminist pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton, had begun popularizing the tactic of urban suffragist parades as…

1780s

Overview The creation of the U.S. Constitution over the summer of 1787 and its subsequent ratification during the following year was a revolution equal in magnitude to the contest for American independence declared against Great Britain in 1776.  Americans tend to…

1940s

Overview The 1940s witnessed the worst military conflict in world history.  Out of more than 70 million combatants from 70 different countries, the editors at Digital History estimate about 17 million dead, including about 400,000 American military personnel out of…

1910s

The first decades of the twentieth century witnessed many sometimes-wrenching changes, and perhaps no decade was more profoundly revolutionary for the United States and the world than the 1910s.  During this decade, American women finally gained the right to vote and…

REFERENCE –Founders Profiles

Dickinson College students study the Founders with great care, because the college itself was part of the American Revolutionary era, established as a school in 1773 and first chartered as a college in 1783.  The guiding spirit of the institution…

REFERENCE –Landmark Cases

Dickinson history majors in the senior seminar on the US Constitution have been attempting to build a series of research guides on Landmark Supreme Court cases.  Their work is evolving, but can be viewed at the History 404 course site…