Constitution Day

Constitution Day
Posted on 09/19/2023

September 17 is designated as Constitution Day to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. Drafted in secret by delegates to the Constitutional Convention during the summer of 1787, the four-page document established the government of the United States.


The Constitution is made up of seven articles that took effect in 1789, and 27 amendments added between 1791 and 1992. The first 10 amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. The articles establish the system of government and the Bill of Rights primarily lays out rights guaranteed to the people. The rest of the amendments expand on the original document.


The Preamble to the Constitution reads as follows:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.

To celebrate Constitution Day, classes across Tekonsha Community Schools completed various projects and activities. Additionally, on Monday, September 18, special announcements were given to all grades to celebrate our country's history, including the reading of the Preamble to the MS/HS students.


Below is a picture of Mrs. Rader's 3rd and 4th grade students after one of their activities!


Constitution Day