Happy Constitution Day!

“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.”

On September 17 1787 the US Constitution was signed by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.  The Constitution wasn’t an easy document to write because our nation’s founders each had different opinions about how the new government should be formed.  If you don’t know or remember what the the Great Compromise is, you ought to look it up.

Nor was ratification of the document by each of the states an easy matter.  The fact that our inalienable rights were not explicitly stated in the Constitution was one of the primary areas of concern for state committees.  The Bill of Rights, which explicitly states the rights each of us are born with rather than being granted to us by a government or King and therefore can not be taken from us by any government or representative of that government, wasn’t ratified until December 15, 1791.

Here is some free information about the Constitution and our government in case you’re interested in learning.


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