Today is National Constitution and Citizenship Day

Thursday, September 17th nationally we celebrate the day adoption of the United States of America Constitution. Members of the U.S. Constitution signed this monumental document in 1987. Learn more about our constitution.

The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution defines citizenship as “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

It took decades and a whole of amendments for the 14th Amendment to define citizens and their rights, even longer to enforce some of their rights.

Did you know that the 15th and 19th define the rights to vote for women and blacks? It wasn’t until 1924 that our Native Americans were granted citizenship.

Pause and remember united we stand and divided we fall.

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