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Constitution 225: Tweet the Preamble Challenge Results!

In honor of the 225th anniversary of the Constitution, we challenged citizens on Twitter to capture the essence of the 52-word Preamble in just 140 characters. Here’s the winner and some of our favorite entries!

The Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero chose the winner of the “Tweet the Preamble” challenge!:

@JeanHuets: #preamble

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1 Year of Today’s Document on Tumblr!

May marks our 1-year anniversary here on Tumblr – and we’ve had a blast!  Unbelievably in that time we’ve grown to over 20,000 followers!  Here’s a celebratory look back at our 1100+ posts from the last year.

From the Today’s Document team at the National Archives, we just wanted to give a quick thanks to Tumblr and our fellow history nerds, fans, rebloggers and all our other followers!

What was your favorite Today’s Document?

A great start to the new year!

We’ve reached over 20,000 followers! As a special thank-you to all of you congressional history wonks, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite posts over the past year. Thanks for all of your Tumblr love, and Happy New Year!

Memorial of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

Photograph of the wreckage of U.S. destroyers in Pearl Harbor

FBI Wanted Poster of John Dillinger

Photograph of Union Street Car Line After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

How They’re Acting and How They Feel by Clifford Berryman

Photograph of the USS Akron


Regarding the Capture of H.B.M. Frigate Macedonian by U.S. Frigate United States, 10/25/1812

…She is a frigate of the largest class, two years old, four months out of dock, and reputed one of the best sailers in the British service…

200 years ago today, the frigate USS United States, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, captured the HMS Macedonian, after an hour and a half engagement.

(Reportedly Decatur and the captain of the Macedonian, John Carden, had met previously and bet a beaver hat to the victor if they ever met in battle.  However, there is no mention of the hat in Decatur’s report.)