Sept. 17, 2021, marks Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, commemorating the 234th annive...

Constitution and Citizenship Day 2021 and Upcoming Elections | Royal News: September 15 2021 – Scranton

Sept. 17, 2021, marks Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, commemorating the 234th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution and recognizing all those who have become U.S. citizens.The day is an annual opportunity to reflect on the importance of active citizenship, including the right to vote. The Constitution, as originally written, did not establish specifically who could or could not vote; this was left for the states to determine. It was decades after 1787 that the right to vote was protected for all Americans, including African Americans and women. The 15th amendment, ratified in 1870 prohibited the denial of voting …

 

Read the full article here


-- END RSP MOD -->