On September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed. This Wednesday marks the 227th anniversary of the founding of the government of the United States of America. To help to celebrate this event, there will be announcements each day in school and posted on this blog. Students will be learning about the Constitution and its amendments all year long as part of both the US history courses and the several electives we offer that are America-themed.
Today’s trivia is:
When the Constitution was signed in 1787, the United States’ population was 4 million people. It is now more than 330 million people. In 1787, Philadelphia was the nation’s largest city, with 40,000 inhabitants. Now, it is New York City with a population of 8.5 million.
Did you know you can get the Constitution on your iPad or iPhone? Go to: https://itunes.apple.com/app/u.s.-constitution-and-facts/id391169491?mt=8 to download this free copy of the Constitution of the United States of America
You can get more information about the Constitution through a number of websites. Today’s featured site is: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html where you can read a full transcript of the Constitution.