Happy Constitution Day!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

On this date in 1787, the United States Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Congress (to be officially ratified in June of the following year).  This document would serve as the framework of how the nation's government would be organized and that government's relationship with various entities (states, citizens, residents).  While it's the First Amendment (contained in the later adopted Bill of Rights) that journalists rely upon in the performance of their professional duties, that original document had to be in place to help clarify the freedoms that most of today's Americans take for granted.

As a 'boomer', I used to watch a lot of television while I was growing up.  One cartoon series I fondly remember was 'Schoolhouse Rock' and they ran an episode that gave an brief overview of the Constitution (and put the preamble to music--making it easier for me to remember).  Through the magic of YouTube, I thought I would share it with my readers.  Enjoy!

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