17 September 2014

How's your Constitution?

Just a small historical note for all you Americans out there - today is National Constitution Day.

This is the day in 1787 that the Constitution was signed and ratified, formalizing the nation's government and decreeing that all who are born within the United States shall be citizens.

If you haven't read it lately (or at all), here is the first paragraph you still should have heard:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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. 

Here two links to take you the rest of the way: The Constitution and Constitution Day. (Don't forget that the Bill of Rights is actually amendments 1-10 and not separate from the rest.)

Your history and civics lesson for the day. Boom.

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