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United States Constitution

Constitutions - a set of basic principles and precedents by which a state, nation or organization are governed - have been used to organize societies throughout history. The earliest known 'code of justice' dates back 4300 years in ancient Sumeria. Constitutions describe the structure and laws that determine how a government is organized, and are an agreement between the citizens and the rulers, ensuring that the citizens will have specific rights and responsibilities that the rulers will honor and abide. The United States Constitution, adopted on September 17, 1787 is significant in that it is one of the first to begin with the idea that the government represents the will of the people. Earlier constitutions were more or less concessions of rights allotted to the citizens, and laws to keep the ruler's commitment not to violate those concessions. This idea of a constitutional democracy was greatly influenced by the 17th and 18th century European philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment, such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Although written more than 200 years ago, the US Constitution remains the supreme law of the land, and it continues to guide American law and political culture. It has also served as a model for the constitutions of many other countries throughout the world.


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MILESTONES

c.380 BC
"Republic"

1215
Magna Carta

1516
"Utopia"

1528
"On Civil Power"

1625
"On The Law
of War and Peace"

1648
Peace of Westphalia

1650-1799
Enlightenment

1689
"Two Treatises of Government"

1762
"Social Contract"

July 4, 1776
US Declaration of Independence

September 17, 1787
US Constitution

August 26, 1789
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

September 25, 1789
US Bill of Rights

1793
Department of Peace

1795
"Perpetual Peace"

May 18, 1899
Hague Peace Conference

1901
Nobel Peace Prize

January 8, 1918
14 Points

June 28, 1919
League of Nations

1933
The New Deal

January 6, 1941
The Four Freedoms

October 24, 1945
The United Nations

August, 1947
World Federalist Movement

December 10, 1948
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1955
"Let There Be
Peace On Earth"

1956
The Beloved Community

1960-1963
The New Frontier

1963-1969
The Great Society

1970
Earth Day

October 11, 1971
"Imagine"

1981
International Day of Peace

1985
77 Theses on the Care of the Earth

1988
Global Cooperation for a Better World

1991
Earth Constitution

1992
UNESCO
Culture of Peace Programme

1992
"4000 Ideas & Dreams for a Better World"

1995
Earth Magna Charta

1995
"When Corporations Rule The World"

1996
"Peace On Earth Millennium"

1997
Appeal of the Nobel Laureates

1998
"Conscious Evolution"

May 11-15, 1999
Hague Appeal for Peace

January 1, 2000
One Day In Peace

June 29, 2000
The Earth Charter

September, 2000
Millennium Development Goals

January 25-30, 2001
World Social Forum

October, 2001
"Better World Handbook"

2005
Clinton Global Initiative

July 18, 2007
The Elders

September 17, 2011
Occupy Wall Street