Events of 1789



Constitutional Commencement Day – April 30 1789

On April 30, 1789, the US Constitution was put into operation.   It commenced.  
Frequently referred to as George Washington’s Inauguration Day, a better title would be Constitutional Commencement Day. 

The events of the day and the sentiments of those gathered have long been forgotten from our collective memory. 

We forget them at our peril.   To know and understand what took place that day gives citizens incredible insight into how our government was designed to run and how far off course we are as a nation.



George Washington - Swearing In 3