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RE: [Discussion Post] What is your favorite event in your country's history?

in #movies5 months ago

So much has happened in the short 244 year history of the United States that it's hard to pinpoint one specific or notable event in my country's history. For this discussion post, I will pick Constitution Day. On September 17, 1787, delegates from the original 13 states signed a new framework for government that they had drafted in Philadelphia. The previous framework, the Articles of Confederation, was a massive failure because the federal government was made too weak compared to the individual sovereign states. My favorite aspect of the original American Constitution (before the Bill of Rights were added) is the amendment process addressed in Article V. Using this process, the U.S. has been able to abolish slavery (13th Amendment), allow African-American men to vote (15th Amendment), allow women to vote (19th Amendment), set a formal presidential term limit (22nd Amendment), get rid of all poll taxes (24th Amendment), and allow all citizens who are at least 18 to vote (26th Amendment). The U.S. Constitution has been the formal framework for the federal government for over 200 years, which is unbelievable to me.

If you want to learn more about the Founding Fathers, the Articles/Amendments of the Constitution, and Constitution Day, you can refer to this website.

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