Did you know that federal law makes it mandatory for all schools to teach about the Constitution on Constitution Day or during Constitution Week if it falls on a weekend, as it does this year? Our U.S. Constitution is the oldest and longest-lasting constitution in all the world's history! Every American should read it to understand why it is the fountainhead of our great liberties — religious, political, and economic.
The Phyllis Schlafly Center has a many splendid teaching tools that would be excellent for schools to use during Constitution Week, and even for homeschoolers and adults, too! Phyllis Schlafly focused much of her lifetime of work on defending the U.S. Constitution. From her daily and weekly writings, to her books such as The Supremacists, to even study programs – the brand new digital archives being built at PhyllisSchlafly.com contains some of her best information to help you celebrate this Constitution Week.
Today, we’re highlighting a feature length film created for the Bicentennial of our Constitution in 1989. Many of you may know that one of Phyllis Schlafly’s most distinct honors was being appointed by President Reagan to serve on the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. The Commission was created to plan and develop appropriate activities to commemorate the bicentennial of the signing of the Constitution, September 17, 1787, the formation of the three branches of government, and the Bill of Rights.
The below feature film entitled “A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation” is a 1989 film dramatizing the events of the 1787 Constitutional Convention. The film was produced by Brigham Young University to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the drafting of the United States Constitution. After its release, the film was officially recognized by the Commission on the Bicentennial as "of exceptional merit.”
Tune in tomorrow as we test your knowledge in order to defend our Constitution! We’ll have an interactive challenge to complete. But for tonight, sit back and ready your popcorn and pocket Constitutions as we watch the story of our wonderful U.S. Constitution unfold on the screen!
View the other installments of this Constitution Day 2017 Series:
Day 1 – The Miracle of Our Constitution
Day 3 – We Must Defend the Constitution