On September 17, 1787, our Founding Fathers gathered in Philadelphia to sign a document that changed our country – The United States Constitution. In 1787, no country in the world let its citizens form their own government, much less to select a democratic government that the people control.
The Constitution serves as the set of rules and laws for how our government works. The Constitution establishes a government that puts the power in the hands of the people, like you. The Constitution forms three separate but equal branches of government. Creating separation, which is referred to as checks and balances, between the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches to make sure none of the branches got too big and powerful.
Each branch has a role in creating and protecting the rights of United States citizens. The Legislative Branch writes laws and sets the budget every year. The Executive Branch implements and enforces the laws. The Judicial Branch upholds the law much like a referee at a sporting event.
Since its creation, the United States Constitution serves as the set of rules for our country, outlining the roles and responsibilities of government. The Constitution changed the path of world history. The Constitution represents the freedom we have as American citizens.
The Constitution describes the purposes and duties of the government. The Constitution limits the power of government, protecting the fundamental rights of United States citizens. The Constitution sets the rules for electing representatives.
The Constitution puts the power in the hands of the people - you. The Constitution unites each states different interests, laws and cultures into one country. The Constitution unites its citizens.
As we celebrate Constitution Day, we all hopefully take a moment to re-read the document that has played such a prominent role in the world of today.
Happy Constitution Day!
Read the U.S. Constitution here.
Read the Utah Constitution here.