After more than 100 years of oppression by the British monarchy,
the colonists set forth on a journey that has now spanned nearly 225 years.
Working feverishly the fathers of our country emerged from the Constitutional
Convention in Philadelphia with a Constitution in hand.
The preamble to the constitution is the mortar of American society. Its words
powerfully claim the independence of the United States.
This was the foundation of a government that placed the people, seemingly in
the highest position of authority, over all branches of government.
A young nation with confused loyalties was suddenly faced with a constitution
that needed ratification, an approval that would come through the people elected
officials of each state.