Celebrating Constitution Day at TheHolidayZone.com

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
-Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

Discussion Topics for Constitution Day

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  • What is the U.S. Constitution?

  • What is the purpose of the U.S. Constitution?

  • Why did the Founding Fathers write the Constitution?

  • Who is considered the "Father of the Constition"? Why?

  • hat is the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution??

  • Is the Constitution still relevant today? Why or why not?

  • What rights are guaranteed in the Bill of Rights? Which of these is most important? Why?

  • What is authority?

  • What are the benefits of authority?

  • What responsibilities come along with positions of authority?

  • What is the purpose of government in general?

  • Do people need government? Why or why not?

  • How much authority should the government have?

  • In what ways does the U.S. Constitution limit the government's authority?

  • What are the three branches of government established by the U.S. Constitution, and what is the purpose of each?

  • Why did the Constitution establish three branches of government instead of just one or two?

  • In what ways is the Constitution a "living document"?

  • How do the American people make changes made to the U.S. Constitution?

  • Is the Constitution the only thing that governs America? If not, how else are people governed?

  • How many amendments are there to the U.S. Constitution?

  • How many amendments have been repealed?

  • Why do we need rules/laws?

  • Are all rules/laws good? Explain your answer.

  • How do we decide whether a rule is a good rule?

  • What type of government does the United States have? What are the advantages of this form of government? Are there disadvantages? If so, what are they?

  • List other common types of government and identify the strengths/weaknesses of each.

  • What is the best form of government? Why?

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