About U.S. Constitution Day
Date When Celebrated: Constitution Day is always observed on September 17
Today is Constitution Day. The Continental Congress of the United States of America was tasked by representatives of the 13 colonies with coming up with a constitution for our fledging, newly formed country. The congress held its final meeting on September 17, 1787. Do you have any idea why? That’s right! It was to sign the Constitution of the United States of America, a document for which they so painstakingly labored to create and perfect.
In the first early years of the republic, it was recognized that more laws and a series of declared rights were needed in addition to the original constitution. Subsequently, the Bill of Rights and the first ten Amendments were adopted on December 15, 1791.
After the meeting, there was still much to do. Individual states then had to meet and vote on it. The U.S. Constitution did not go into effect until two years later on March 4, 1789.
How to Celebrate Constitution Day
- Fly the Flag.
- Read the U.S. Constitution.
- Hold your own Constitution party.
“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is in adequate to the government of any other.” – – President John Adams
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