Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Constitution and Citizenship Day

Today is Constitution and Citizenship Day.

Two hundred twenty-three years ago today, September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constition was signed by the Constitutional Convention. Then the document was sent to the states to be ratified.

Ten Amendments were proposed by anti-federalists. Immediately following ratification of the new U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Congress passed the resolution for amending the Constitution. Those ten amendments were added as The Bill of Rights.

The Constitution was written by 55 men who had a single purpose, but many personalities. Here is a site where you can answer 11 questions (multiple choice) and discover which founding father was most like you. I am most like James Madison (1751–1836). That sounds good to me.

This special day also honors naturalized citizens. Are you sure you can pass the test to become a citizen? Here is a small sample of the test.