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Why All American's Should Celebrate Citizenship Day

Jul 30, 2008
This year help celebrate citizenship day, send your friends and family alike a free e-card to show your patriotism. It is sure to please them up, knowing how strongly you feel about your home nation.

My favorite thing about free e-cards, is most definitely that they are totally free to personalize and send.

But not only this, you can send them to nearly anywhere you want in the world, and there will never be extra costs incurred. As long as you and your recipient are connected to the internet you are both set to go, this means you can send a free e-card from Japan to America totally for free, and it would be the same price if you sent your free e-card to your next door neighbor.

Citizenship Day, part of Constitution Week, is actually a merger of two different celebrations with a common and easily deduced premise.

This date memorializes the anniversary of the signing of the Consititution of the United States on this date in 1787, a holiday originally known as Constitution Day. In 1940, Congress established ""I Am An American"" Day as the third Sunday in May to formally congratulate and commend immigrants who had received their United States citizenships during the previous year.

President Truman combined the two observances in 1952, naming September 17th annual Citizenship Day. "

Though festivities vary according to state, they are dedicated to celebrating and learning more about the Constitution and the rights and responsibilities it afforded American citizens. An interesting classroom activity might be to role-play the debates that took places among notable Americans such as John Hancock, James Madison, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton.

Festive parades and historical recreations of the signing are held in some parts of the country. The Constitution can be found at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where the final Constitutional Convention was held.

55 delegates from only twelve states attended the Convention resulting in the federal Constitution. Apparently, Rhode Island paid no attention to the meeting. The state was also the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the Constitution, joining the Union on May 29, 1790 after the document had become operational.

Patrick Henry, George Mason, and other noted men lobbied for a Bill of Rights to deal with the objections raised at the Convention. James Madison facilitated its passage in the House of Representatives as one of the most pressing issues of the first session.

The content of the Constitution was arrived at after enough debate to allow for two unsuccessful Constitutional Conventions to have been held before the document was ratified by nine out of thirteen states.

Although some delegates were dissatisfied by the Constitution's final draft majority ruled, the document was adopted and competently unified the thirteen colonies, providing the basic framework for the U.S. government.

Loads, and loads of free e-cards are sent each year, into the tens, maybe hundreds of millions. I personally must send around a hundred free e-cards to friends and family alike, they all receive one for their birthdays and of cause Christmas.
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Andrew Gibson is MD of Greeting-Cards.com. It has thousands of free ecards to choose from for birthdays and all occasions. Many people now send Free e-cards to celebrate Citizenship Day and select them from http://www.Greeting-Cards.com
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