Welcome to My Constitution!

Our U.S. Constitution belongs to every U.S. citizen. It's yours, it's mine. It belongs to the wealthy and the poor, the native and the immigrant, the black, the white, the green, the red, and the purple. As a friend of ours always used to say, "We're all in this together."

After the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, the thirteen newly independent states were governed by the Articles of Confederation, between the years of 1777 and 1787. This document was created by the Second Continental Congress. It did not take long to realize that the Articles of Confederation were inadequate. They could only be amended by unanimous agreement of the states, which meant that any single state had effective veto power over any change with which it did not agree. It formed a weak federal government without the ability to lay and collect taxes to fund a military and provide necessary services. It was totally dependent on participation by the states for funding, and had no power to force any delinquent state(s) to pay.

On May 14, 1787, a Constitutional Convention was called in Philadelphia to discuss possible improvements to the Articles of Confederation. The convention resulted in the drafting of what became our U.S. Constitution. The convention became known as the "Miracle of Philadelphia."

The purpose of this website is to present the history of our Constitution and the original intent of our Founding Fathers when they created it. Here we can discuss it, re-embrace it, and learn how We can restore it to its rightful place as our nation's governing document. Amen.

It's YOUR Constitution! Embrace it, OWN it!