We the People of the United States Say
United States of America Constitution!
September 17, 1787
We owe our Founders a huge debt of gratitude for their wisdom in drafting and providing us with a document that gives our country a solid platform of government and grants our citizens life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We embrace its God inspired tenets and hold its words close during these days of turmoil.
The CQ Press, tells the story of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by our Founders.
On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by 39 of the 55 delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Delegates from 12 states had gathered at the Convention with the purpose or revising the nation’s first written charter, the Articles of Confederation. Instead, they discarded the nation’s first system of government and created a new one they believed would provide the United States with a strong national government to deal with the many challenges of the Confederation. The Constitution was subsequently ratified by each of the original 13 states.
In 2004, only eight years ago, Congress designated September 17 as a day to memorialize the Constitution. Today, September 17, 2012 is the day to celebrate because
Where Would We Be Without It to Guide Us?