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Constitution DaySeptember 17thCommemorating and reflecting on the signing of the United States Constitution : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com Constitution DaySeptember 17thCommemorating and reflecting on the signing of the United States Constitution

Today we will be recognizing Constitution Day and reflecting on the signing of one of the United States’ most revered documents. : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com Today we will be recognizing Constitution Day and reflecting on the signing of one of the United States’ most revered documents.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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 : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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 Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America

How much do you know about the Constitution of the United States?Here are some interesting facts and background information for your discussion. : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com How much do you know about the Constitution of the United States?Here are some interesting facts and background information for your discussion.

What is meant by the term "constitution"? : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com What is meant by the term "constitution"?

A constitution embodies the fundamental principles of a government. Our constitution, adopted by the sovereign power, is amendable by that power only. To the constitution all laws, executive actions, and, judicial decisions must conform, as it is the creator of the powers exercised by the departments of government. : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com A constitution embodies the fundamental principles of a government. Our constitution, adopted by the sovereign power, is amendable by that power only. To the constitution all laws, executive actions, and, judicial decisions must conform, as it is the creator of the powers exercised by the departments of government.

Who presided over the Constitutional Convention? : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com Who presided over the Constitutional Convention?

George Washington, chosen unanimously. : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com George Washington, chosen unanimously.

When did the United States government go into operation under the Constitution? : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com When did the United States government go into operation under the Constitution?

The Constitution became binding upon nine States by the ratification of the ninth State, New Hampshire, June 21, 1788. Notice of this ratification was received by Congress on July 2, 1788. : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com The Constitution became binding upon nine States by the ratification of the ninth State, New Hampshire, June 21, 1788. Notice of this ratification was received by Congress on July 2, 1788.

On September 13, 1788, Congress adopted a resolution declaring that "the first Wednesday in March next [March 4, 1789] be the time and the present seat of Congress the place for commencing proceedings under the said constitution : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com On September 13, 1788, Congress adopted a resolution declaring that "the first Wednesday in March next [March 4, 1789] be the time and the present seat of Congress the place for commencing proceedings under the said constitution

On April 30, 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as President of the United States, so on that date the executive branch of the government under the Constitution became operative. : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com On April 30, 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as President of the United States, so on that date the executive branch of the government under the Constitution became operative.

But it was not until February 2, 1790, that the Supreme Court, as head of the third branch of the government, organized and, held its first session; so that is the date when our government under the Constitution became fully operative. : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com But it was not until February 2, 1790, that the Supreme Court, as head of the third branch of the government, organized and, held its first session; so that is the date when our government under the Constitution became fully operative.

14 years in the making : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com 1776 Declaration of Independence 1790 Functional Constitutional Government 14 years in the making

Where in the Constitution is education mentioned? : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com Where in the Constitution is education mentioned?

It isn’t. Education is a matter reserved for the States. The 10th Amendment reserves powers not expressly given to the federal government for the States : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com It isn’t. Education is a matter reserved for the States. The 10th Amendment reserves powers not expressly given to the federal government for the States

What constitutes the supreme law of the land? : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com What constitutes the supreme law of the land?

Art. VI, cl. 2 of the Constitution says: "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shalt be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding." : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com Art. VI, cl. 2 of the Constitution says: "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shalt be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."

What constitutes the Bill of Rights? : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com What constitutes the Bill of Rights?

The first ten amendments to the Constitution. : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com The first ten amendments to the Constitution.

Doesn’t the Constitution give us our rights and liberties? : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com Doesn’t the Constitution give us our rights and liberties?

No, it does not, it only guarantees them. The people had all their rights and liberties before they made the Constitution. The Constitution was formed, among other purposes, to make the people's liberties secure-- secure not only as against foreign attack but against oppression by their own government. : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com No, it does not, it only guarantees them. The people had all their rights and liberties before they made the Constitution. The Constitution was formed, among other purposes, to make the people's liberties secure-- secure not only as against foreign attack but against oppression by their own government.

They set specific limits upon their national government and upon the States, and reserved to themselves all powers that they did not grant. The Ninth Amendment declares: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com They set specific limits upon their national government and upon the States, and reserved to themselves all powers that they did not grant. The Ninth Amendment declares: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

To learn more about the U.S. Constitution and the founding of the United States, please visit the following websites:http://www.archives.govhttp://www.whitehouse.govhttp://www.senate.gov : 

resource: US Constitution, http:/www.archives.com To learn more about the U.S. Constitution and the founding of the United States, please visit the following websites:http://www.archives.govhttp://www.whitehouse.govhttp://www.senate.gov

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