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Welcome! Founded in 1989, the Nicholson Heritage Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the historical preservation of Nicholson, Pennsylvania, a small rural town nestled in Wyoming County and Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, and the surrounding region. The current officers of the Association are:

Marion Sweet, Chair
Craig Smith, Vice Chair
Richard Lochen, Jr, Treasurer
Joan Irion Jenkins, Secretary
Tim Hortman, Director
Stephen Peterson, Director
Robert Gritman, Director.
 
  
 

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Happy Bill of Rights Day! On December 15, 1791, the first ten amendments--known as the Bill of Rights--were added to the Constitution. During the 1787–1788 Constitutional ratification process, opponents criticized the Constitution because it lacked a bill of rights. They argued that the Constitution should include one, because without it a strong central government would trample individuals’ liberties and freedoms. In the end, enough states supported the Constitution without amendments that it was ratified without changes. However, the effort to amend the Constitution carried over into the first Federal elections. Anti-Federalists—those who opposed the Constitution—pushed to elect pro-amendment members to the First Federal Congress. As the “Father of the Constitution,” Madison had a vested interest in protecting the Constitution from drastic alterations. When the First Congress convened in 1789, James Madison, who originally opposed altering the Constitution, became the leading proponent of a bill of rights, thus allowing him to guide the drafting of new amendments. That June, Madison proposed a series of amendments to the newly ratified Constitution. Most of Madison’s amendments were rights-related, and he chose to insert them directly into the Constitution’s existing text. In the summer of 1789 the House of Representatives debated Madison’s proposals and made several changes. During the debate, Roger Sherman of Connecticut made one notable suggestion: adding the amendments to the end of the Constitution, rather than working them into the existing text. The House agreed and made the change, resulting in the enumerated list of amendments we are familiar with today. On August 24 the House passed 17 articles of amendment, and then the Senate took up the matter, making several alterations and consolidations of their own. Ultimately, Congress forwarded to the states 12 articles of amendment. Ten of them—articles 3 through 12—were subsequently ratified and became the Bill of Rights in 1791. The Bill of Rights is on permanent display at the National Archives in Washington, DC. You can read a full transcript of the all the amendments here: www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html Text via blogs.archives.gov/prologue/?p=13641 #Constitution #BillofRights #FoundingFathers #Congress #JamesMadison #Federalists #AntiFederalists #Congress225 #TDiH #OTD #UShistory

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Today's the day! Hope to see you at Nicholson's #MerryMainStreet! ... See MoreSee Less

Come one, come all! Nicholson's Merry Main Street is tomorrow!

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Upcoming events in the Endless Mountains! ... See MoreSee Less

The season is upon us for visits with Santa, festive gatherings, caroling, Christmas trees, and celebrations. The Endless Mountains Happenings Flyer tells you when all this is happening over the next week! Check it out - www.endlessmountains.org/uploads/December%2012-18%202014.pdf

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