Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine delegates to the Constitutional Convention met to sign a document, which began, "We the People of the United States..."

222 years later, we're still celebrating their accomplishment. Today, Constitution Day, is a great opportunity to think about what the U.S. Constitution means for you and your family.

Start by taking turns reading from the Constitution out loud. If you've memorized the Preamble, have someone in the family recite it.

After that, here are some great links with history, documents, games, videos, trivia, and more:

Finally, spend some time talking about the role of the Constitution today. How is it used and reinterpreted? How should it be treated in the Supreme Court? Should the Constitution be seen as a "living document"? Is it still relevant?

This is a great opportunity to reflect on our nation's founding and what that means for our country today--and tomorrow.

Happy Constitution Day!

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