Celebrating Constitution Day


            Today is the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. In today’s society, we celebrate our Independence Day with fireworks and parties, but we rarely take the time to remember the day our founding fathers signed one of the most important documents in our country’s history, the U.S. Constitution.

            In May of 1787, fifty-five delegates started participating in daily meetings meant to revise the Articles of Confederation, the document that dictated how government was to be run at the time. After a while, they realized that it would take more than simply revising the document to make a solid form of government. So, they began working on the Constitution. After several drafts, the Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787.

“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.”

            This important document set the guidelines of how our country was to be run and has kept our country a democracy to this day, making sure no one person or group holds too much power. It is responsible for establishing our three branches of government and protecting our freedoms and rights as Americans. Without our Constitution, where would we be?

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