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Friday, September 17, 2010

Today in History: September 17th




What happened on this day, 223 years ago?

The members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution.

James Madison, later known as "The Father of the Constitution," was one of the most influential delegates at the Constitutional Convention. 

The outcome of four months of secret debates, the Constitution took the Articles of Confederation's place, and provided an entirely new form of government. 

On September 15th 1787, (two days earlier) when a final vote was called, Edmund Randolph requested for another Convention to carefully review on the Constitution as it stood.

This motion, supported by George Mason and Elbridge Gerry, was quickly voted down and the Constitution was adopted.

I bet you're all wondering "Why should I be interested in the Constitution?" That's what I thought, too, but the Constitution has an amazing history. Why is the Constitution important, you ask? Without the Constitution, most of our laws, wouldn't be laws. 

Now, I think the Constitution is, really interesting, and if you think so too, you can click the links below to learn more.
Source: Wikepedia
(If you click on the Constitution, then click on zoom, you can actually read the constitution, also, if you scroll down, you can read the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th page, along with the Bill of Rights.)
                               

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