September 1, 1966: The National Liberation Council (NLC) establishes a commission to propose a new constitution

Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, was overthrown after nearly a decade in power in 1966. After firmly overturning some of Nkrumah's contested policies such as the Preventive Detention Act, the NLC began the process of establishing their government and new set of laws by forming a constitutional committee on September 1, 1966. This began to mark the formation of Ghana's 2nd Republic.