Constitution Day Commemoration To Be Held Monday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hamilton County government and the Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR, will commemorate the 220th anniversary of the United States Constitution at noon on Monday on the south steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse. The public is encouraged to attend this brief ceremony.

County Mayor Jim Coppinger will preside and will be joined by members of the Hamilton County Commission, the Hamilton County judiciary and CJR Regent Jessica Dumitru. 

Across the nation, Constitution Week will be celebrated from Sunday, Sept. 17, through Saturday, Sept. 23, in commemoration events include public gatherings, parades, student programs and veterans events. 

The drafting of the U.S. Constitution began on May 25, 1787, when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the first time at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation and ended on Sept. 17, 1787, the day the Constitution drafted by the delegates to replace to Articles was adopted and signed. The ratification process required the states to approval the newly written constitution and was an immediate extension of the concept of federalism included in the constitution, the idea that there would be a balance of power between state and national government. When Rhode Island ratified the U. S. Constitution on May 29, 1790, the document became the basis of our representative government.  

For more information regarding the Constitution Day Commemoration, email Linda Moss Mines, Hamilton County historian, at localhistorycounts@gmail.com .





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