By Zandy Dudiak, Peterspatch.com - Have you ever read the Constitution? Do you really understand your rights and the roles of the president, Congress and Supreme Court?
Monday, Sept. 17, is a day to celebrate something that most of us take for granted—the U.S. Constitution.
The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, declaring America’s independence from Great Britain. But it took another 11 years to hammer out the new government.
It’s been 225 years since the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time on September 17, 1787 to sign the document they had created.
Most people know the preamble to the Constitution: “We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.”