The 17th of September is designated as Constitution Day in the United States: History and Significance.
Delegates from 12 of the 13 United States assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to try to construct something they urgently needed: a functioning government.
The whole thing started in York, Pennsylvania.
After fleeing the British takeover of Philadelphia the Continental Congress meets in the York County Courthouse in 1777 and passes the Articles of Confederation.
- The document has two enduring effects: it names the new country “The United States of America,” and it proclaims York as the country’s first capital.
- The authors of the Articles of Confederation made.
- the central authority too weak to hold things together in order to preserve the autonomy of the member states.
As a result, in 1787, the participants at the Constitutional Convention begin the process of amending the Articles of Confederation.
Delegates worked on the same project from May to September.
On September 17, the delegates met for the final time.
and voted to present their completed product to the Confederation Congress, as well as sign the Constitution So New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to approve the new Constitution on June 21, 1788.
The underlying foundation has remained constant for 230 years and 27 revisions.
The resolution that established “I Am an American Day” in 1940 was signed by Congress and the President.
This was done to commemorate the induction of new citizens into the United States on the third Sunday in May Then The holiday was renamed “Constitution Day” in 1952, and the date was shifted to September 17 The event was renamed Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by Congress in 2004.
As a result, the day today honors both the Constitution and individuals who choose to live by it.
On the occasion, US President Joe Biden emphasized how, in order to define the direction.
and conscience of our Union, American democracy necessitates our ongoing vigilance, vigilance, and active engagement.
In a press release, he stated, “As President, I swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that we uphold and strengthen this remarkable system of self-government for future generations ready to put their own shoulders to the wheel.”