September 17-23 is National Constitution Week in the United States. Yesterday, September 17, was National Constitution Day.
“It was officially enacted on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The purpose of the observance week was to promote study and education about the constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.” (Quoted from the Apples for the Teacher website.)
If it has been a while since you read it, consider fixing the omission this week. Click here for an easy-to-read online version. Click here for a very good audio edition read by David Currie, who was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School at the time. Also available for free download.
For more information and to read four lectures on the Constitution, visit Justin Taylor’s incredibly informative blog “U.S. Constitution 101.”