Well, if you didn’t, now you do. Actually, you almost certainly learned in school that the United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. You probably just forgot. It’s not a date that sticks in your mind quite like July 4, or even June 14 (if you don’t remember what June 14 is, look it up).
If there is one particular aspect of the founding of our country that I am familiar with, it is, of course, the Constitution. After all, I’m a lawyer.
If you haven’t read the Constitution since you were in school, go read it. It’s short. You can find what I presume is an official transcript of it on the web site of the National Archives. It is not only shorter, but also less obscure, than most people probably realize. If more people read it, and have a basic understanding of it, the country can only benefit.
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