Did you know that today is Constitution Day? 222 Years ago, on September 17, 1787, 39 brave men signed the American Constitution and changed the course of history! The Constitution established the framework that defines America and the rights and freedoms that “we the people” of the United States of America enjoy today! Now Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans.
It took about 3 and a half months, in the summer of 1787, for 55 men to create the US Constitution, which has shaped the character of our great Nation. Considering many of them were lawyers, you can imagine how difficult it would have been to come up with something that they could all agree on. While the Constitution was not perfect, these men were able to forge this most important document, establishing our system of government, unlike any other in history.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. … Done … the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.” –George Washington and the Signers
To learn more about the American Constitution visit: http://constitutioncenter.org/ncc_progs_Constitution_Day.aspx
God Bless America!!