Happy Constitution Day!

Constitution Day
In the United States, Thursday, September 17th is Constitution Day, a day of federal observance, commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution.

September 17, 1787 is the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in Philadelphia. At that time, the document delineated the structure of government, the separation of powers, and the rights of the individual states and the states’ relationships to the federal government. Crucially, the document has been amended 27 times since that day; amendments 1 through 10 being known as The Bill of Rights.

Here Reason writes about Slate writing about how the day, in terms of its federal holiday status, may in fact be unconstitutional.

Here The Washington Post provides a Constitution Day quiz, to see just how knowledgeable you are about the document that protects the most fundamental rights of the citizens of the United States.

Finally, because we must, here is how a whole generation (or two) of American youths came to memorize the document’s preamble.