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Constituting America’s Mission
is to utilize the culture and multi-media outreach such as music, film, internet, and social media to reach, educate and inform America's adults and students about the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the foundation it sets forth regarding our freedoms and rights. Our multi-tiered approach features a contest for kids, a school speaking program, academic forums with Constitutional Scholars, and Patriot Clubs. National Youth Director Juliette Turner reaches youth across America with her bestselling book, Our Constitution Rocks, and motivational speeches, videos and media interviews.

Janine Turner Founder & Co-Chair of Constituting America





Cathy Gillespie
Co-Chair of Constituting America


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Daily Question

Constitution Archives Quiz – Friday, April 11, 2014

Use the Constitution Archives Search Box at Top Right of the Homepage to Answer Today’s Question.
Click Here  for More Contest Rules & Information

Question for Friday, April 11, 2014:

According to James D. Best, how many years did it take to ratify the 27th Amendment?

Answer the question in the “reply” box below the question, after you click “Read Post.”The first to answer wins a copy of Constituting America National Youth Director, Juliette Turner’s Bestselling, Our Constitution Rocks, and is entered in a drawing at the end of the quizfor the Constituting America Goodie Bag!   Only one Our Constituting Rocks is awarded per person during the course of the contest; previous winners may still enter and be entered for drawing multiple times, but may only win the book once.

Previous Question's Answer

Answer for Monday, April 7, 2014

Congratulations to Monday’s Winner:

Scott Smith

“Our Constitution Rocks” Book Winner & Raffle Entry Winner!   

Monday’s Question Was:

In her essay on Federalist 31, Constituting America Founder and Co-chair Janine Turner highlights several quotes from Alexander Hamilton. What is the first Hamilton quote Janine cites?

Extra credit: add your thoughts on how this quote is relevant today!

Monday’s Answer Was:

“I repeat here what I have observed in substance in another place, that all observations, founded upon the danger of usurpation, ought to be referred to the composition and structure of the government, not to the nature and extent of its powers. The state governments, by their original constitution, are invested with complete sovereignty.” (more…)

CLICK HERE to read Constituting America's study on how well members of Congress are implementing this rule
CLICK HERE to read the full executive summary
CLICK HERE to read the Press Release
CLICK HERE to Read Janine Turner's Op-Ed:
House Leaders Should Enforce Constitutionality Rule
CLICK HERE to view Questionable Constitutional Authority Statements filed by Members of Congress, and more information!

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Special Thankyou to:
Chris L. Foster
Descendent of John Adams
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
 
for recently donating copies of the United States Constitution to Constituting America!
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Constituting America National Youth Director Juliette Turner's Mount Vernon Speech!

Click The Video Above to Hear Juliette Discuss the Constitution at the George Washington Symposium at Mt. Vernon.
"The Youngest Scholar ever to Address a Symposium at Mt. Vernon!"

 

Our 2013 Winners
Best College Song
Micah Edwards
Texas
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Georgia
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Wisconsin
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Thomas Cooke
Nebraska
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Ohio
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Georgia
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Nicole Reed
Illinois
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Texas
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Pennsylvania
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Caroline Clauson
Ohio
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Tennessee
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Ohio
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Alabama
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Texas

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Pennslyvania

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Colorado
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Texas
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Our 2012 Winners
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Matthew McNey
Maryland
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Kori Caswell
Missouri
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Kenthia Farmer
Tennessee
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Texas
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Wisconsin
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Chasity Cagle
Georgia
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Colton Hinderliter
Georgia
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Connecticut
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Brooke Wade
Florida
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Jessie Liz Clement
Tennessee
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Evelyn Hanks
North Carolina
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Bethany Cooksey
Oregon
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Abigail Olschewski
Utah

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Georgia

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Our 2011 Winners
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Jonathan Ludwig
South Carolina
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South Carolina
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North Carolina
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California
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Danielle Ragin
New York
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Illinois
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Kori Caswell
Missouri
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Colorado
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Emily Keener
Ohio
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Jeffrey Pistor
Texas
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Myra Vicchrilli
Colorado

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Hollie Elliott
Arkansas

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Our Inaugural 2010 Winners
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Carisse Hamlet & Olga Zubashko
NEW YORK

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Katie Strawinski
GEORGIA

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Jacob Wood
CALIFORNIA

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Joseph Valencia
COLORADO

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Bethany Carter
ALABAMA

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Spencer Kolssak
ILLINOIS

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Joery Cohen
ARIZONA

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Halley Moak
COLORADO

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WISCONSIN

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Sadie M Albritton
ALABAMA

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