17 September 2013

Happy Constitution Day!


On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was adopted. It is actually a simple document - quite short indeed. It includes ideas that what we all take for granted: government has limited power over the individual, the separation of powers and the concept that "liberty" is something that is worth preserving. Deep ideas, but the Constitution was the first time to see these ideas in practice -- this is why we have been called the "great American experiment".

Read the Constitution for yourself.

Happy Constitution Day!

3 comments:

Ruth Esther Fine said...

Interesting that New York (my hometown) only had one signor on the Constitution.

Shira said...

How many did each state have?

Ruth Esther Fine said...

All the other states had two or more. Only NY had one. Pennsylvania had 8 signors.