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Friday, September 16, 2016

U.S. Constitution's Birthday

Some would rather watch a video than read; if this is you follow this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR37ZQwmRZU&feature=player_embedded

A Young Person's Guide to the U.S. Constitution
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On September 17, 1787, the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting. Only one item of business occupied the agenda that day, to sign the Constitution of the United States of America.

The U.S. Constitution
Preamble ["We the people...."]
Article I [The Legislative Branch]
Article II [The Presidency]
Article III [The Judiciary]
Article IV [The States]
Article V [The Amendment Process]
Article VI [Legal Status of the Constitution]
Article VII [Ratification]
Amendments


Signers of the Constitution (with links to their short biography)
New Hampshire:
 John LangdonNicholas Gilman
Massachusetts: Rufus KingNathaniel Gorham
Connecticut: Roger ShermanWilliam Samuel Johnson
New York: Alexander Hamilton
New Jersey: William LivingstonDavid BrearleyWilliam PatersonJonathan Dayton
Pennsylvania: Benjamin FranklinThomas MifflinRobert MorrisGeorge ClymerThomas FitzSimonsJared Ingersoll,Gouverneur MorrisJames Wilson
Delaware: George ReadGunning Bedford, Jr.John DickinsonRichard BassettJacob Broom
Maryland: James McHenry, Daniel Carroll, Dan of St. Thomas Jenifer
Virginia: John Blair, James Madison, Jr.
North Carolina: William BlountRichard Dobbs SpaightHugh Williamson
South Carolina: John RutledgeCharles Cotesworth PinckneyCharles PinckneyPierce Butler
Georgia: William FewAbraham Baldwin

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