i still remember it as CDG2M4NPSRV!
Last year, I became a naturalized citizen of the USA. Proudly, I am now a part of this country's interwoven tapestry of cultures, but my roots as a Filipino will never go away. I took the citizenship test, which makes me proud that I probably know most about our Consitution than the majority of the public.
This past Wednesday, we celebrated Consitution Day, the anniversary date of the day our forefathers signed the Constitution. Years ago, when I was an instructor for a small school outside of Chicago, I was assigned the task of commemorating Constitution Day through a series of presentations to our students. So here, thanks to http://www.constitutionfacts.com/, I share with you, some notable facts about our Constitution:
- A General Assembly clerk named, Jacob Shallus "penned" the Constitution and was paid $30 ($661 today)
- "Pensylvania" was misspelled
- Four of the signers were born in Ireland
- The oldest person to sign the Constitution is Benjamin Franklin, who was 81 at the time
- The word democracry does not appear in the Constitution
- Thomas Jefferson did not sign the Constitution, he was in France as the US Minister
There are many fascinating facts about our Constitution and I remember trying to memorize all these facts as I prepared myself for the test. Gladly, I passed with flying colors!
What was important for me, is that I still remember what I have learned about the Constitution even though the test has come and gone. Learning involves a great deal of understanding and the many Why's? it portray.
In all of the facts and figures I had to memorize, I remember that the first 13 states were Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachussetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Carolian, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Rhode Island and Virginia.
I am very blessed for being a part of these two countries and having the ability to share my thoughts to the rest of the world.