On September 17th, 1787 the Constitutional Convention met for the final time and signed the Constitution of the United States.
Contained in the first 150 words are the six principles which govern the United States:
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.
The words of the preamble underscore the exceptionalism which embodies this great Republic.
Throughout history only 5% of the world’s population have experienced freedom, with American citizens making up the majority of this number.
On this day remember the freedoms which embody this country and how the Founders created a document based on principles which transcend time. The words they chose had meaning then, as they do in the present day.
In celebration of Constitution week, Hillsdale college has a free online Introduction to the Constitution series being presented over the next couple of weeks. To find out more about this series you can read the Frequently Asked Questions section on the series and you can register for the series here.
The Heritage Foundation offers 10 Ways to Celebrate Constitution Day, which offers Constitutional quizzes, novel ways to share the Constitution with young children, Founders quotes and much more.
Do not miss the School House Rock segment on the Constitution available on the forum.