THIS $30 DOCUMENT CHANGED EVERYTHING
The United States Constitution is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world, measuring 4,400 words in length.
This vital document was "penned" by Jacob Shallus, a Pennsylvania General Assembly clerk, for $30 ($830 today). Talk about an important gig! And take a look at that fancy handwriting…
The purpose of the U.S. Constitution is to create a just government and to ensure peace, an adequate national defense, and a healthy, free nation.
In other words, our Constitution promotes the blessings of liberty, justice, and tranquility by defining who we are as a nation, and how our country runs domestically, and in the larger world.
The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Imagine the mood in the room when representatives from 13 loosely aligned states at the time — farmers, lawyers, merchants, and other men of worthy measure — gathered to strengthen and define what it meant to be part of the United States of America.
We are a country blessed by freedom, and understanding and embracing the history of our democracy is part of our responsibility as proud Americans. Let us treasure what it has meant to be American throughout our nation’s history, and what it means to call ourselves American today.
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