Constitution Week 2021, Day Two
To honor Constitution Week 2021, the City of Vilonia has partnered with the Vilonia Area Chamber of Commerce for a coloring contest! Please see our contest page for information and a downloadable contest packet.
Today's video is a classic: School House Rock - The Constitution
The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution The Preamble outlines the Constitution's purpose and guiding principles. It reads: "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." The Bill of Rights were 10 amendments guaranteeing basic individual protections, such as freedom of speech and religion, that became part of the Constitution in 1791. To date, there are 27 constitutional amendments. -History.com
The Constitution of the United States is only seven articles long, although is has grown to include a host of amendments. Each day of Constitution Week, we will cover one article.
Today is Article 2, "details the Executive Branch and the offices of the President and Vice President. It lays down rules for electing the President (through the Electoral College), eligibility (must be a natural-born citizen at least 35 years old), and term length. The 12th and 25th Amendments modified some of these rules." -archives.org Click here to see the full transcript of Article 2.
From the President, to the Vice President, to the Cabinet, learn more about the Executive Branch of the government of the United States at Our Government: The Executive Branch on whitehouse.gov