Many of us know that the well-known phrase "pursuit of happiness" is one of the "inalienable rights" cited by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, alongside "life" and "liberty." But how many know where the phrase came from (Jefferson was not the originator) or have reflected on the full meaning of this important right?
On June 20, 1787, Oliver Ellsworth warned against the dangers of a con-con and reminded delegates of the superiority of states.
On June 4, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention debated the number and the powers of the proposed president.
June marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in England, an important document in the history of American liberty.