How Much Do YOU Know About the Constitution?

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Most people would never realize that my family immigrated to the United States.  We don’t look different then the majority of the population, we don’t speak different, we can read and write English fluently and have no problem adapting to societal norms.

That is due to the fact that we emigrated from Canada, but people who don’t know us are always surprised when we tell them.  Of course having become naturalized citizens also meant that we had to take the Citizenship Test.  Something we found intriguing for ourselves and comical when we quizzed our American born friends and co-workers.  It’s a little bit sad with how many Americans really don’t know the basics of this country, how it was formed, the founding fathers, and how the government works (or is supposed to work!).

One of the items we received in our citizenship packet when we were sworn in as citizens was the Constitution.  This prompted us to look into Constitutional Law education courses for a credit for our daughter in the next two years of high school.  At sixteen, she is very much into watching the news and is keeping up on the latest political happenings in the country.  The health care bill before the Supreme Court at the moment is of utmost interest to her. 

Since a course like this would get her a full high school credit of government and it would be interesting to her at the same time, we likely will be pursuing it.

Every American should be able to understand the nation’s founding documents and so I’m looking forward to learning right along with her.


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