Today is Constitution Day, when we commemorate the signing of the second most wholly remarkable document in human history, the U.S. Constitution, on September 17, 1787. Despite being only 4,543 words long, few actually know what it truly says and doesn't say, and fewer understand it. Dare to learn it here.
Signed 233 years ago, the Constitution was borne from the recognition at the Annapolis Convention that the Articles of Confederation were insufficient for our fledgling republic. Given the charge to "render the constitution of the Federal Government adequate to the exigencies of the Union", delegates from the thirteen states convened in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, from May 25 to September 17. The Constitution of the United States was the fruit of their labor.
Read the actual Constitution here and see my Facebook Live Constitution 101 seminar last year here (or wait until next month when I anticipate having a much more professional video of my presentation).