United States Daughters of 1812

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NSUSD1812 Mission Statement: To promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, the marking of historic spots, the recording of family histories and tradition, the celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the lives of those who molded this government between the close of the American Revolution and War of 1812.

NSUSD1812 Mission Motto: Liberty, Fraternity, and Unity.

National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (NSUSD1812) National Headquarters
NSUSD1812 HQ Address/NSUSD1812 Map: NSUSD1812 Online
1461 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
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Telephone: (202) 745-1812 Make a donation NSUSD1812 EIN: 53-0116360
NSUSD1812 Date Founded: October 11, 1890
NSUSD1812 Leadership: Jacque-Lynne Amann Schulman
President National: Jacque-Lynne Amann Schulman
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NSUSD1812 History:
The United States Daughters of 1812, founded in 1892, is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, marking of historic spots, recording of family histories and traditions, celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military, and naval life of those who molded this Government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military, and naval service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, and to maintain at National Headquarters In Washington D.C., a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period.


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NSUSD1812 Membership Eligibility Requirements:
Membership
Admission to membership in the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 is by invitation after an affirmative vote by the chapter or state society. Applicants shall have the endorsement of two members in good standing to whom the applicant is personally known.

Membership is available to women age eighteen and over who can offer satisfactory proof that they are lineal descendants of an ancestor who, during the period of 1784-1815 inclusive, rendered civil, military, or naval service to our country, rendered material aid to the U.S. Army or Navy, or who participated in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Junior membership is available to girls and boys from birth through age 21. Young women between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five are known as Flora Adams Darling Daughters in honor of the Society’s first president.

Membership is through a local chapter or as a Member-At-Large. To find a local chapter or state society, please visit our States & Chapters page. Chapters will be able to assist you with the application process.

Membership Requirements

Service may be, but not limited to the following:

a. Those who signed the Oath of Allegiance or the Loyalty Test.

b. All state, county and town officials and also jurors.

c. A member of the Continental or Federal Congress, or a member of a State Assembly or Legislature of one of the first eighteen states.

d. A delegate to the convention which framed The Constitution of the United States.

e. A member of a State Convention which ratified The Constitution of the United States.

f. An elector of one of the first four Presidents of the United States.

g. A legislative, executive or judicial officer of the United States of America, including such appointive officers as Treaty Commissioners, Territorial Officers, etc.

Military or Naval Service in any of the following insurrections or wars:

1. Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, 1784-1787. (A local disturbance between settlers from Connecticut and Pennsylvania in said valley.)

2. Shays’ Rebellion, Massachusetts, 1786-1787. (Local, grew out of burdensome taxation. Confined to and suppressed by militia of the State of Massachusetts.)

3. Wars with Indians, 1784-1815.

4. Whiskey Insurrection, Pennsylvania, 1794. (Local, arose in consequence of certain taxes on domestic spirits. Suppressed by the authority of the United States.)

5. War with France (Undeclared), 1798-1800. (Naval, carried on by the United States through its Navy and privateers.)

6. Sabine Expedition, Louisiana, 1806.

7. Attack of British warship Leopard upon the United States frigate Chesapeake. (Disturbance growing out of attack of the British warship Leopard on the American frigate Chesapeake, as the result of the British claim to the right to search. The attack occurred at sea off Hampton Roads, Virginia. The militia was called out by the authority of the President.)

8. Embargo troubles, – Lake Champlain, 1808.

9. Engagement between United States frigate President and the British ship Little Belt. (An engagement on the Atlantic, off the southern coast of the United States, resulting from the British claim of right to search.)

10. Expedition against Lafitte Pirates, 1814. (Local, conducted by the authority of the United States.)

11. Wars with the Barbary Powers, 1801-5 and 1815. (Conducted by the authority of the United States through its Navy on the northern coast of Africa.)

12. War with Great Britain, 1812-1815. (General, covering nearly the entire territory of the United States, especially the seaboard.)

13. The Creek War, 4 October 1814 to 24 January 1815. (Local, but conducted by the authority of the United States.)

14. Lafitte Aides to General Andrew Jackson.

15. Local or state militia service, 1784-1815, or giving material aid to the Army and Navy.

16. Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-6. (Military exploring expedition to find land route to the Pacific Ocean.)

Number of Chapters: 162
Members: 5,365


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36 U.S. Code Chapter 1531
THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

§ 153101 – Organization
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (in this chapter, the “corporation”) is a body corporate and politic in the District of Columbia.

§ 153102 – Purposes
The purposes of the corporation are patriotic, historical, and educational, and include—
(1) perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence by—
(A) acquiring and protecting historical spots and erecting monuments;
(B) encouraging historical research in relation to the Revolution and publishing its results;
(C) preserving documents and relics and the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots; and
(D) promoting celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries;
(2) carrying out the injunction of Washington, in his farewell address to the American people, “to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge,” thus developing an enlightened public opinion and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens;
(3) cherishing, maintaining, and extending the institutions of American freedom;
(4) fostering true patriotism and love of country; and
(5) aiding in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.

§ 153103 – Powers
The corporation may—
(1) adopt a constitution and bylaws;
(2) adopt a seal; and
(3) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out its purposes.

§ 153104 – Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges
The corporation and its subordinate divisions have the exclusive right to use the name “National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution”. The corporation has the exclusive right to use and to allow others to use seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

§ 153105 – Principal office
The corporation shall have its headquarters or principal office in the District of Columbia.

§ 153106 – Deposit of historical material in Smithsonian Institution
The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution may permit the corporation to deposit its collections, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other material for history in the Smithsonian Institution or in the National Museum, on conditions and under rules they prescribe.

§ 153107 – Annual report
The corporation shall submit an annual report to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution on the activities of the corporation. The Secretary shall communicate to Congress any part of the report that the Secretary considers of national interest and importance.


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Annual National Meeting:

126th Continental Congress
When: June 28, 2017 – July 2, 2017
Where: DAR National Headquarters


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