Constitution Education

Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was signed. As dictated by Article VII, the document would not become binding until it was ratified by nine of the 13 states.

US Constitution

Ratification Day

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the document, and it was subsequently agreed that government under the U.S. Constitution would begin on March 4, 1789.

Magna Carta

Magna Carta Day

Magna Carta exercised a strong influence both on the United States Constitution and on the constitutions of the various states.

Constitution Education

The Constitution can be Read by Anyone

Some would have you believe that the only people that can properly interpret the Constitution are people with advanced degrees. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is the Framers of the Constitution wrote it so that it could be read by anyone.

United States Constitution

Constitutional Compliant Counties

How is compliance with the Constitution enforced? That has been tasked to the People. The opening words of the Constitution are, “We the People in order to form a more perfect union.” The real question is not who is charged with ensuring compliance but how do We the People enforce compliance? One of the ways to ensure compliance is to establish Constitutional Compliant Counties and Municipalities.

Battle of Concord

The Battle of Lexington Concord and Our Fight for Our Fundamental Right To Bear Arms

Alerted by a party of dispatch riders sent to warn the town (the most famous of which was Paul Revere) 77 militia members met the British forces on the town green at Lexington.  After being ordered to surrender their arms in face of far superior numbers, the militia began to disperse. Just then, a single shot was heard, prompting an active engagement. During the fight, eight militia members were killed, and another 9 wounded. Only one British soldier was wounded.

Freedom of Speech

Free Speech…it’s a no go zone

There is a reason that our right to Free Speech is perched upon the top spot in our Bill of Rights. To be free to speak ones mind, to think freely, to believe and practice one’s own faith, to report and share ideas…these were not just ideas that were discussed by our Founding Fathers, they were the cornerstone principles upon which our nation was built. 

Federalist Papers

What are The Federalist Papers? Who wrote them?

From September through April 1787-1788, The Federalist Papers were written and published in New York newspapers. These editorials explain the new Constitution, including what the different articles and clauses mean.  And they encouraged the people of New York State to ratify the Constitution.