17 September 2011

September 17th is (US) Constitution Day

Today we honor the United States Constitution and the vigorous debate about what it says, what the Founders meant, and what it means for Americans 224 years after the document was signed at the Convention in 1787. (The Bill of Rights, ratification, and implementation all came later.)

From the Gilder Lehrman Institute:
In honor of Constitution Day, and with the permission of the author, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to send you “One Document, Under Siege” by Richard Stengel.

We hope you enjoy this thought-provoking article and share it with teachers, students, and friends.

Richard Stengel is Editor-in-Chief of Time Magazine and former President of the National Constitution Center. He welcomes your comments and questions, which can be sent to him at richard_stengel@time.com.

Read last year's Connections entry about Constitution Day.

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