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Happy Constitution Day

We the People Today Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens. On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation's history by attending local events in your area. 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: The legislative branch with a bicameral Congress, an executive branch led by the President, and 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 asprovides what powers each branch may exercise. It also reserves numerous rights for the individual states, thereby establishing the United States' federal system of government. For over 235 years, the Constitution has served as the supreme law of the land. The Constitution, along with the Bill of Rights and other amendments, define our government and guarantee our rights. Each year, on September 17, Americans celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. In addition, September 17-23 is also recognized as Constitution Week. The Founding Fathers Baldwin, Abraham, GA Bassett, Richard, DE Bedford, Gunning, Jr., DE Blair, John, VA Blount, William, NC Brearley, David, NJ Broom, Jacob, DE Butler, Pierce, SC Carroll, Daniel, MD Clymer, George, PA Dayton, Jonathan, NJ Dickinson, John, DE Few, William, GA Fitzsimons, Thomas, PA Franklin, Benjamin, PA Gilman, Nicholas, NH Gorham, Nathaniel, MA Hamilton, Alexander, NY Ingersoll, Jared, PA Jefferson, Thomas, VA Jenifer, Daniel St Thomas, MD Johnson, William Samuel, CT King, Rufus, MA Langdon, John, NH Livingston, William, NJ Madison, James, VA McHenry, James, MD Mifflin, Thomas, PA Morris, Gouverneur, PA Morris, Robert, PA

Sherman, Roger, CT Spaight, Richard Dobbs, NC Washington, George, VA Williamson, Hugh, NC Wilson, James, PA



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