Do you know what today is? It’s US Constitution Day! That’s because on September 17, 1787, our nation’s founding fathers met to sign the document they had drafted in the preceding weeks of the Constitutional Convention.
Referencing the system of government outlined and established in this Constitution, Benjamin Franklin wrote that he was amazed “to find [it] approaching so near to perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies.”
And to the degree that our leaders have been willing to abide by the Constitution, I believe what Franklin said was true.
But to abide by the Constitution, one needs to know the Constitution.
That’s why, when my husband was at the Texas State Republican Convention last sprint and spotted two beautiful little hardbound copies of The U.S. Constitution and The Declaration of Independence, he brought both books home for me to use in teaching our children.
Unbeknownst to him, we already owned both books. Great minds think alike!
We think it’s important for our children to be familiar with the Constitution. Although we’ve never asked them to memorize the whole thing, we have had all of them memorize the Preamble.
I gave our printable a facelift in honor of Constitution Day. Click here if you’d like to print a (free) copy to use with your own family.
In the meantime, I hope you have a blessed Constitution Day!
More American Heritage Printables
Want more fun printables for folks who love America and long for it to be great again? You can download all you want through the links below:
- American Heritage Printables – browse through all of our past patriotic posts
- Fourth of July Coloring Pages – download a wide selection of pages celebrating American independence
- President’s Day Printables – a collection of coloring pages that feature quotes from our past commanders-in-chief
Or maybe you’d prefer a bound volume. If so, check out my devotional journals. The one in the center of the lineup below, God Bless America, was made just for patriotic citizens like you.
Packed with inspiring thoughts from our founding fathers and other great Americans, this journal will inspire you to think deeply about what it means to be a citizen of this great country. What is our responsibility to the rest of the world? How do we ensure the guiding principles on which our nation was established are never forgotten? Consider how you feel about these matters and use the space provided to write down your thoughts.
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