The following originally appeared on EconomicFreedom.org, a project of the Charles Koch Institute. The Institute republished it here on July 31, 2015.
Happy Constitution Day!
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.”
—The United States Constitution
When was the last time you read through the Constitution? If it’s been a while, Constitution Day is the perfect time to refresh your memory. Check out the links below for resources to learn more about this important document.
The Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html
Background and History of the Constitution: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/constitution/
The Cato Institute’s Constitutional Basics: http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/constitutional-basics
The Heritage Guide to the Constitution: http://www.heritage.org/constitution
Constitution Day Games: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/educator-resources/constitution-day-resources/