DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (September 17, 2020) – In Issue 73 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps we learn today is about our Constitution and becoming a U.S. Citizen

50 take oath of U.S. Citizenship in ceremony at CNE (Photo By Dick Maloney))

Welcome Citizen

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.

Map of expanding United States – 1830 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Click here to visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.