Commemorating Constitution Day and Remembering its Architects

September 20, 2019

The U.S. Constitution was approved 232 years ago today; its ratification was made possible by the efforts of four resolute patriots

September 17 is Constitution Day. It marks the 232nd anniversary of the approval of the United States Constitution. The work of the Continental Congress was not ratified until nine months later and the government became operational after George Washington assumed the presidency on March 30, 1789.

The journey to ratification was not easy, however, and was only made possible by a resolute group of four patriots. By the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, and until 1789, the country was governed by the Articles of Confederation which was at best an agreement among a loose group of 13 sovereign states and — at its worst — a hybrid confederation with each state jealously protecting its own prerogatives.

NJSpotlight.com, September 17, 2019

Recent Posts

NJSPL – New Jersey Employment Concerns Revisited

As 2024 began with yet another surprisingly strong jobs report for the U.S. (353,000 jobs added in January and the unemployment rate steady at 3.7%), and with a full year’s worth of 2023 state-level employment data now available, it’s worth briefly revisiting some of...

New Research: The Traffic Calming Effect of Delineated Bicycle Lanes

Abstract We analyze the effect of a bicycle lane on traffic speeds. Computer vision techniques are used to detect and classify the speed and trajectory of over 9,000 motor-vehicles at an intersection that was part of a pilot demonstration in which a bicycle lane was...

Upcoming Events

Event Series CAREERS

Career Virtual Drop-ins

Virtual

Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]