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Constitution Day at JMS

September 17, 2014

Today is Constitution Day!
Constitution Day or Citizenship Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.

Click here to view & read the U.S. Constitution.

Did you know?
- Above the signers' names, the state of Pennsylvania is misspelled? It appears as Pensylvania.
- The Constitution was "penned" by Jacob Shallus who was a Pennsylvania General Assembly clerk. He received $30!
- The entire Constitution is displayed only one day a year — September 17th.

Questions of the Day
1. How many days did it take to actually "frame" the Constitution?
2. When the Constitution was signed, how many people lived in the United States?
A) 5 million
B) 4 million
C) 2.5 million
3. How many times does the word "democracy" appear in the Constitution?
A) Five
B) Three
C) None
D) One


Answers:
1. 100 days
2. B) 4 million people
3. C) None