December 15th Bill of Rights Day

On March 9th, 1789 the Constitution of the United States was ratified by Congress. It seems like the day after, the Founding Fathers began to think about things they did not include in the Constitution that maybe they should have. So they began to make amendments to the constitution, considered the Bill of Rights, that applied to everyone in the country. The first amendments were made on September 25th, 1789. Originally there were twelve amendments proposed but only ten of the twelve were added to the constitution. There have been more and more amendments added since then, always with deep thought and consideration before being added. There will probably be more as time moves on. Today we celebrate that document, and those added later on, making us who we are.

How to celebrate – Read the Amendments to the Constitution. Read the Amendments that have been proposed but not added. Think up what Amendments you might add to the Constitution.

September 17th Constitution Day

We all know about the Declaration of Independence but one of the more important documents drawn up by the founding fathers is the Constitution, and most of us are less understanding of it. Today, in 1787 Congress began its drafting of the Constitution; finally completing it on March 4th 1789. Since then it has gone through many amendments, adjusting those original thoughts and laws as set up by the first vote. There have been 27 amendments and there will continue to be amendments as society changes. However, to think, that over 200 years only 27 original thoughts and regulations have been made is rather amazing. Guess our founding fathers really did know what they were doing!

How to celebrate – Throw a Constitution party! See how many of the amendments you can name. See how many of the founding fathers you can name.