Long view of start of sidewalk art for NCC for 4th of July weekend.
July 4th, 1776: Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Proclaims the independence of the United States from Great Britain and its King.
December 26, 1776: Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River and defeat the Hessian Army in Trenton, NJ.
June 14, 1777: Continental Congress adopts the Flag Resolution: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation. This later becomes Flag Day.
1783-1784: Ben Franklin invents Bi-Focals.
May 25, 1787: Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia. George Washington is elected President of the convention.
September 17, 1787: The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, PA.
The Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison establishes the principle of judicial review.
1803: Louisiana Purchase. The United States doubles in size.
1804-1806: Lewis and Clark explore the Louisiana Territory along with Sacagawea.
1814: War of 1812 with Great Britain begins. Aboard a ship at the Battle of Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key writes a poem that later becomes the Star Spangled Banner
1845: Modern baseball invented. In 1845, Alexander Cartwright wrote the official and codified set of regulated rules of baseball formally known as the Knickerbocker Rules.
1860: Pony Express begins. The Pony Express was a fast mail service crossing the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the High Sierras from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, from April 3, 1860 to October 1861.
1860: Abraham Lincoln elected President of the United States.
Looking back on timeline.
Former Constitution High art teacher and friend of the NCC Rob Crouse (pictured left) and his parents look at finished work.