By Rebecca Price Janney, Sep 17 2018 12:25PM
As you know, I’m a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Valley Forge Chapter.) Every year, the DAR commemorates America’s most important document, the United States Constitution, with a Constitution Week. This celebration began in 1955 when Daughters petitioned the U.S. Congress to set aside September 17th-23rd each year to observe Constitution Week. In 1956, President Eisenhower signed into public law the resolution adopted by the Congress.
The Constitution didn’t “just happen,” though. There was a lot of controversy over various aspects of the document that would govern our infant nation. At one point, the state of the union wasn’t good. At all. Then Benjamin Franklin made a startling observation. I tell the story on my podcast, which can be found at: