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#ADPFF: 9.6.2013

By Stephanie South, Program Associate, American Democracy Project

Happy Friday, Friends of ADP!

As we’ve mentioned (just a few times), Constitution Day is right around the corner, and on this Friday, I’m testing my knowledge (with a quiz made for kids).

Full disclosure: I scored a 7 out of 10. There was a trick question! And I learned a couple things. Feeling competitive? Have a take; you can find it here.

Fascinating facts about the Constitution are also keeping me entertained; you can read those here.

A couple of my favorites:

  •  The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world.
  • The only other language used in various parts of the Constitution is Latin.

By the way, the first day of graduate school, they encouraged us to carry a pocket Constitution with us everywhere we go; they said we’d be amazed at how much we use it.  Here goes nothing!

Steph with Pocket Consitution

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