Fun with the U.S. Constitution!

Who doesn’t love the United States Constitution? It is a living, breathing document that sets the basis for the freedoms and liberties that we enjoy in this country.

The U.S. Constitution is the oldest written national constitution still in operation, and many of the nations that have established themselves in the decades since,  have turned to this document as a model for their own constitutions.

September 17th is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787 when, at the end of a long hot summer of discussion, debate and deliberation, the Framers signed America’s most important document. But its worth reminding ourselves that the document itself would not become important, would not become “The Supreme Law of the Land”, until it was first sent to Congress for approval and then to the individual states to be throughily debated, argued about, and ratified by the representatives of the people in specially elected state constitutional conventions.

SDSU and many schools across the nation are commemorating Constitution Day with special events, including a reading of the Constitution held at SDSU. AS Vice President of Finance Rob O’Keefe and A.S. Morale Commissioner Peter Humphrey dressed up in costumes representing outfits from the time of the Constitution’s writing and got students pumped up about the document.

Rob and Peter

The preamble to the Constitution sets the tone of the magnificent document that continues to guide the principles of our great nation:

 
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.

 To read the full text of the United States Constitution, click HERE.

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