Miracle of Philadelphia: A Nation's Triumph
September 10, 2012
On the 17th of September, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by 39 of the 55 delegates sent to the "Grand Convention" at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The document was subsequently ratified by conventions in eleven states. In commemoration of the anniversary of the signing, facts about the constitution, as well as an overview of the great struggle to form this nation, will be addressed in a PowerPoint presentation entitled the The Miracle of Philadelphia, presented by David A. Nitzche and sponsored by the Fort Osage Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). This presentation will be held on Monday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the North Independence Branch. The program is free, however, registration is required.
John Jay, the first U.S. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, encouraged future citizens to regularly study and review our Constitution so that we would have knowledge of our personal rights and be able to defend those rights against abuse. This program provides an introduction of those rights to young people and a refresher course for adults.
Additional presentations of this program will be given on Monday, September 24, at the South Independence Branch, and Tuesday, October 23 at Blue Springs South Branch. Registration is required.
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