Constitution Day is a combined event that is annually observed in the United States on 17th September. This event is celebrated to honor the memory and pay respect with a ceremony.
On this day 17th September 1787 the Constitution of the United States was formed and signed. It was on this day when the American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.
“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.”
Later in the year 2004 a law establishing the holiday was created, giving this day a new name as “Citizenship Day”. According to this law when Constitution Day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or on another holiday, the day must be held on a weekday during the preceding or following week. The act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.
Americans celebrate Constitution Day for a week through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America. Through out the week students read and quote passages from the Constitution.
About Constitution of the United States of America :
Adopted on 17th September 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:
1. The legislative branch with a bicameral Congress.
2. An executive branch led by the President.
3. A judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court.
Besides providing for the organization of these branches, the Constitution outlines obligations of each office, as well as provides what powers each branch may exercise. It also reserves numerous rights for the individual states, thereby establishing the United States’ federal system of government.
In Photo above you can see the page 1 of the original copy of the Constitution.Transcription of the Constitution.
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