Constitution Day is Saturday

U.S. Constitution
U.S. Constitution
U.S. Constitution

What will you be doing this Saturday?

If you don’t have anything on the agenda then maybe you might want to dust off your late 1700’s garb in your closet and celebrate one of the world’s most famous documents.

Saturday is Constitution Day—when people across America come together to celebrate the ratification of the U.S. constitution.

Why Saturday?

Well on Sept. 17, 1787 our Founding Fathers (remember them?) signed the historic document. We don’t know if there are any cards you can hand out for this very special day, but if there are, we recommend you visit a card shop, or just make one yourself—Alexander Hamilton would be proud.

And if you’re really enthused, whip out the powdered wig and head over to the many Constitution Day events that will be going on across the country. Who knows, you might even prefer the wig over what sits on your head right now.

And why not go totally old school on Saturday? From what we know, gas prices weren’t $3 a gallon in 1787; and we hear they had some cool tea parties too (our sources say Sarah Palin wasn’t there that day).

The Constitution also established the three branches of government that we still know today: The Executive (President), Judicial and Legislative—the people many Americans are pretty angry with right now.

Here is the famous preamble that you might hear throughout the day on Saturday:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”