Celebrate Constitution Week!By Pam Linkous • Sep 9th, 2009 • Category: Featured
That amazing document called the Constitution of the United States of America was created on September 17th, 1787 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Celebrate the 222nd anniversery of this historic event during Constitution Week September 14th-18th. Student Activities is sponsoring an American History trivia contest in honor of this nation-wide observation.
Here are some fast facts to get you started:
No where in the Constitution does it say “It’s a free country”.
The only place in the Constitution that “Lord” or any reference to God is mentioned is where the date is written: “Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty-seven”.
That old familiar quote “Of the people, by the people, for the people” is not from the Constitution but was spoken by Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address 76 years after the creation of the Constitution.
About Pam Linkous:
Editor of my high school newspaper back when papers were carved into stone tablets and delivered by oxen, I now spend my days unraveling the mysteries of Blackboard (like, you mean my instructor has my paper NOW...I just accidently pressed enter....oh noooooo) and trying to understand how textbooks today cost more than tuition did when I went to college the first time. Despite needing several more hours per day to get everything done (who do I e-mail, Facebook, blog about that?), I still love to write and am willing to take on assignments that do not require staying up past my bedtime.
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