Monday, September 17, 2012

Today is the 225th Anniversary of the US Constitution

US Constitution
U.S. Constitution
September 17, 1787 was the date the U.S. Constitution was adopted; it was later ratified and went into effect on
March 4, 1789. To read and understand this powerful and enduring document is a worthy goal of every citizen; and Cornell University Law School has made this easier by hosting on their website an annotated version prepared by the Congressional Research Service. In 2004, Congress renamed Citizenship Day to "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day" and in the process created a new holiday and preserved an old one. Test your knowledge of the history and creation of the Constitution by taking this fun quiz. Also, take a look at HowStuffWorks' webpage on 10 Things You Didn't Know About the U.S. Constitution.

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