It’s only 4400 total words and is both the oldest and shortest written Constitution of all major governments. We owe the preservation of our liberty largely to this document that begins by stating “We the people…”
Today marks Constitution Day- a day to celebrate 225 years of living under our founding document. While some think the Constitution is ancient history, written by old white guys who could never have foreseen the circumstances of the modern world (terrorism, globalization, technological advances…), we know that the Constitution is the culmination of historical understanding about human nature and government systems.
Check out this timeline of historical events that shaped the Constitution.
Take a little time today to reflect upon the importance of our foundational document. There are lots of resources out there to study the Constitution. I recommend two great ones: