Today, September 17th, we celebrateConstitution Day--the day the Founding Fathers signed the US Constitution in 1789. Significantly, many of the delegatesdirectly involvedin writing the Constitution credit God for that document. For example, Alexander Hamiltonsaid:
For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system which without the finger of God could never have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.
So as we celebrate the Constitution and acknowledge God for His goodness in helping America become the longest on-going constitutional republic in the world, take time to: 1)readthe Constitution and 2)learnmore aboutthis documentandthe peoplewho wereinvolvedin its creation.
Take this quiz and test your knowledge!
1.What state was the first to ratify the Constitution?
2.What are the five rights guaranteed in the First Amendment of the Constitution?
3.When was the Constitution ratified by the ninth state, meaning that it officially became the governing document of the US?
4.How many delegates signed the Constitution?
5.Six Founding Fathers signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Can you name them?
6.Who was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention? Who was the youngest?
Don't Miss David Barton Tonight in a Constitution Day Special TV Episode!
What:America's Hidden History
When:TODAY, September 17th @ 7pm CST
Where:TBN (Watch on your local channel or stream live, more detailshere.)
How did you do? Check your answers below!
1.Delaware. With a vote of 30-0, Delaware was the first to ratify the Constitution in December 1787.
2.TheFirst Amendmentprohibits Congress from making laws restricting religion, speech, the press, assembly, and the right of petition.
3.OnJune 21, 1788New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution.