This timeline details the 27 Amendments to the United States Constitution
Following the American War of Independence, George Washington stressed the importance of a Constitution to set out the terms of government. The document, which consists of seven articles, was ratified in 1788 and came into effect on 4th March 1789. It established the mechanics of the new government. To date there have been twenty-seven amendments to the Constitution. The first ten amendments, which became law in 1791, are also known as the Bill of Rights.
A Timeline of Prime Ministers of Australia from 1901 to present day
In 1788 British ships arrived in Sydney, New South Wales and a penal colony was established. Over the next hundred years more colonies were established, each ruled by a Governor responsible to the British Parliament. Each colony had its own laws and travelling from one colony to another meant passing through border controls. At the end of the nineteenth century, after several years of campaigning, the six colonies decided to come together as the Federation of Australia. A constitution was drawn up and approved by the British Parliament and Queen Victoria. The Federation of Australia came into effect on 1st January 1901.