Tags » Continental Congress

Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected as the first Speaker of the House of Representatives today in 1789 at New York City’s Federal Hall. Now WE know em

Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg was born January 1, 1750 in Trappe, Pennsylvania.

His father was Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg, an immigrant from Germany and considered the founder of the Lutheran Church in America. 413 more words

Now We Know Em

The First Constitution - The Articles of Confederation

We have it in our power to begin the world over again.

A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now. 229 more words


How many cities served as the capital of the United State during the revolution?

Six. The cities where Congress met are considered to have served as the new country’s capital during the Revolutionary War. 136 more words

George Washington

The First Washington Monument

The Washington Monument that towers over the National Mall in downtown D.C. is universally recognized as a memorial to our nation’s first President, George Washington.  Although it was initially proposed over one hundred years before its completion, it languished in the planning and construction stages for decades.  297 more words


The U.S. Postal Service Headquarters

On this day I rode to the U.S. Postal Service Headquarters because on this day in 1792, President George Washington signed legislation creating the U.S. Postal Service. 360 more words