On September 17, 1787, delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the U.S. Constitution, a constitution that established a national government, fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for all citizens. 227 years later, America is still celebrating this historic day.
Did you know the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was ratified in 1781, but its powers were limited? Brush up on your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and events surrounding that day on http://www.history.com/topics/constitution.
While you are at it, enjoy a little “School House Rock.” I mean, can’t everyone still sing “I’m just a bill, sitting here on Capitol Hill?”