History

History of Constitution Week

This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

NC Constitution Delegates

William R Davie
William Blount
Alexander Martin
Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr.
Hugh Williamson

Aims of Constitution Week

Emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America's great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

Fun Facts

William R Davie

Born June 22, 1756 in England, but moved to Lancaster, SC at the age of 8 with his parents.

Father of the University of Norht Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Elected as Govenor of North Carolina in 1798.

Loved racing horses and had a favorite horse name Sir Archy.

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