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2019 Constitution Day & Citizenship Day Proclamation

16 Sep

2019 Constitution Day & Citizenship Day Proclamation


Author: Michael Scroggins

President General Proclamation
Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

On September 17 “We the People” will observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia. This 232-year-old document is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government and confirms that our nation exists to serve its citizens. Written in 1787 by James Madison, who is considered the Father of the Constitution, it was also influenced by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams who in 1787 were both serving diplomatic missions in Europe and did not sign the document. 

Presided over by George Washington, convention delegates were originally convened to revise the Articles of Confederation. Instead Congress...

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