A Constitution Day contest

Tuesday, September 17 is America’s Constitution Day and Citizenship DayIn honor of the ROUNDEDpocketConst_150holiday, I’m running a contest. Submit your favorite Constitutional quote or fact as a comment on this post. I’ll feature my favorite three on the 17th and the winners will receive $17.87 (for the year the Constitution was signed) off their next edit. A little known interesting tidbit may catch my eye, but I’m a sucker for patriotic classics too. Yes, this contest is entirely subjective :). You may submit more than one quote or fact, but I’ll pick entries from three different people as the winners. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

6 thoughts on “A Constitution Day contest

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  2. Lisa Meyer

    Certainly not representative of the many brilliant/important parts of the US Constitution, but terribly appropriate for your website:
    “The Constitution was written in 1787 in the manner of the day — in other words, it was written by hand. According to the National Archives, the version we are most familiar with today was penned by Jacob Shallus, a clerk for the Pennsylvania State Assembly. In the document itself are several words which are misspelled. Far from the days of spell checkers and easy edits, these misspellings survive in the document today.
    Only one, though, is a glaringly obvious mistake. In the list of signatories, the word “Pennsylvania” is spelled with a single N: “Pensylvania.” This usage conflicts with a prior spelling, at Article 1, Section 2. However, the single N was common usage in the 18th century — the Liberty Bell, for example, has the single N spelling inscribed upon it.
    Another mistake, though less obvious, is a common one even today: the word “it’s” is used in Article 1, Section 10, but the word “its” should have been used.”


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