Today is two for one in the US – Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!
The delegates representing their states held the Constitutional Convention and formally ratified the US Constitution in 1787 on this day at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The importance of this day for Americans is about on par with July 4, 1776 in the view of many.
This day is also Citizenship Day, intended to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” Citizenship Day traces its origins to 1940.
Here is a map of the expanding US by J. C. smith as it was in 1830.
Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.