“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.” These words, written 233 years ago, are the Preamble to our Constitution. Constitution Week is September 17 – 23, which celebrates the signing of this important document. Read beyond the Preamble to understand the structure of the three branches of our representative government. Study the Amendments and the Bill of Rights. Know your Constitution! This announcement was provided by the Old Pueblo Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Constitution Week, September 17 – 23, commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States. Did you know that the only place in the Constitution that “Lord” or “God” is referenced is where the date is written: “Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven"? Did you know that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" and "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” are not in the Constitution, but are both in the Declaration of Independence? And lastly, this quote, "Of the people, by the people, for the people" is neither in the Constitution nor the Declaration of Independence, but comes from the Gettysburg Address. Study our Constitution! This announcement was provided by the Old Pueblo Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Did you know the United States Constitution is 4440 words long? It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world today and is the basic document of our republic, which protects the individual liberties of all citizens through written law. Next (This) week, September 17 – 23, is Constitution Week, the 233rd anniversary of the signing of this great document. Let’s celebrate by reading the Constitution and its 27 amendments. Know your Constitution! This announcement was provided by the Old Pueblo Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.