Today is the final day of Constitution Week, but the Constitution is a document that deserves thought and attention every day! So just because the week is over, don’t stop looking for ways that the Constitution can interact with your daily life!
Did you know that the Constitution of the United States is the shortest one in the world? The document drafted in 1787 totaled 4,400 words. The entire original document takes up four pages, each one measuring about 29 by 24 inches (73 by 60 centimeters). With the signature section, there are 4,543 words, and including all of the amendments brings the total up to 7,591.
And did you also know that nowhere in the Constitution is the word “democracy” used? The government established by the Founders is a republic, a system of government in which the people elect representatives to do the governing for them!
Speaking of the Constitution, there’s an essay competition out there for students to write about the Bill of Rights!