September 19, 2014

A Constitution Minute

We-the-peopleConstitution Week is commemorated September 17 – 23. Celebrating Constitution Week has been a tradition for many years.

In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated to, or the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915, on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

This document is the most significant document ever created in the history of our world.  It has withstood the passage of time with a small number of amendments, which speaks to its greatness.

Our Founding Fathers created a government where power and authority came from the people to the government, not the other way around.  This is evidenced by the first three words of the preamble to the Constitution, We the People.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.

This minute brought to you by the James Stewart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

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