Did You Know?
Of the 55 delegates attending the Constitutional Convention, 39 signed and 3 delegates dissented. Two of America's founding fathers didn't sign the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson was representing his country in France and John Adams was doing the same in Great Britain.

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5 Ways to Celebrate
Constitution Day Celebration: Monday, September 17, 2008


1. Dress in Red, White, and Blue
On Monday, September 17, 2008, dress in red, white, and blue.


2. Register to Vote

Register to Vote (if not already registered) and Vote during Local, State, and National ElectionsVoter registration information is available online from the State of Florida at http://election.dos.state.fl.us/regtovote/regform.shtml

Additional voting information is available online from the State of Florida at http://election.dos.state.fl.us/voterreg/voting_info.shtml


3. Visit the (Online) National Archives' Constitution Exhibit
During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds was the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and during the Revolution. On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States therefore proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the Constitution that met arguments most frequently advanced against it... [ View Exhibit ]


4. Tell Five People About Constitution Day
Most Americans know that July 4 is the celebration of America's independence, but few people know that September 17 is the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. And, since it was only recently created, very few people know that Constitution Day is a holiday. So, this year, celebrate Constitution Day by telling five people about it.