Centuries of Citizenship

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Ira Tandon writes, HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY!

HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY!The members of the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when the Constitution was completed. What is the Constitution?The Constitution is a parchment of laws and amendments. The first ten amendments form the Bill of Rights. These amendments give the citizens of US their fundamental rights. The Constitution is the highest law. History:From May to September 1787 a group of men known as the Framers met. The US was still a brand new country of 13 States so the Framers talked about what should be included in the Constitution as the new government didn’t work that well. Among the Framers were George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin. Their meetings were called “Conventions”. After the Conventions the Constitution was approved. Many people did not want to approve the Constitution because it did not have a Bill of Rights. The government is not allowed to break the Bill of Rights. So the Framers promised to add it when a new government was running. When the new government took over 12 changes were sent to the States. In 1791, 10 of these changes were approved. Those became Bill of Rights.Today:In our school, we celebrate Constitution Day by researching its history and doing an activity about it.Bibliography:http://www.usconstitution.net/constkids4.html