Constitution Week falls during the week of September 17, a very significant date inhistory.
On that day in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 delegates from 12 states. This landmark document, which was ratified and became the “Law of the Land” on June 21, 1788, outlines the principles of American government. The U.S. Constitution created the Presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court. Amendments to the Constitution provide basic rights to U.S. citizens, such as the right of freedom of speech and the right of trial by jury.
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