Constitution Day: Let’s celebrate the birthday of our government!

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What is constitution day and How is it celebrated?

we the people constitution dayHappy Constitution day! On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history, the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today.

Constitution Day September 17th (or Citizenship Day, formerly observed the third Sunday in May) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.[1]

When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, schools and other institutions observe the holiday on an adjacent weekday.[2]

 

WE THE PEOPLE

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S.
or by naturalization, have become citizens.

George Washington

George Washington

was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and served as the first President of the United States of America.

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

was a noted polymath, leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

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Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, political philosopher and led calls for the Philadelphia

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The Constitution

  • Adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA.The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the Federal Government of the United States. It provides the framework for the organization of the United States Government. The document defines the three main branches of the government: The legislative branch with a bicameral Congress, an executive branch led by the President, and a judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. Besides providing for the organization of these branches, the Constitution outlines the obligations of each office, as well as provide what powers each branch may exercise. It also reserves numerous rights for the individual states, thereby establishing the United States’ federal system of government.

 

To learn more about Constitution Day and why at FVI we celebrate the birthday of our government, you can visit the following sources: Docs Teach and the National Archives

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HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY TO ALL!

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