Happy Constitution Day!
September 18, 2006
by Samantha Harris
The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, making this year the Constitution’s 219th
birthday. Educators around the country are honoring “Constitution Day” today by teaching about the Constitution, including about the adoption of the Bill of Rights (though that did not actually occur until several years later). As Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings said in a statement issued Friday
Two hundred and nineteen years later, the U.S. Constitution still has much to teach us. Its principles of freedom and fairness are still being perfected. Its once-revolutionary concepts have been much-imitated. But they must never be taken for granted.