A Constitution Minute III
In 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution asked Congress to authorize a National Constitution Week from September 17-23. Congress approved and President Eisenhower issued a proclamation on August 19, 1955. The next year, Congress voted and the President agreed to make it an annual event.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect 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.”
These words, written 226 years ago are the Preamble to our Constitution.
Read beyond the Preamble to understand the structure of the three branches of our representative government. Study the Constitution and the first ten Amendments (‘Bill of Rights’). Know your Constitution!
This Constitution Minute was provided by the James Stewart Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Franklin, Georgia.
Marifaythe Whitley, Constitution Week Chairman