The united states constitution is the highest law of the united states of america it was signed on september 17 , 1787 by the constitutional convention in philadelphia, pennsylvania later, it was put into effect, or ratified , by representatives of the people of the first 13 states [1. The printing of the revised version of the constitution of the united states of america as amended (document size) is hereby ordered pursuant to h con res 190 as passed on july 25, 2007, 110th congress, 1st session this document was compiled at the di. Issues in us language policy language legislation in the usa since 1981, 25 states have adopted various forms of official english legislation, in addition to four that had already done so these measures are unrelated, however, to the process of amending the us constitution. Many people are surprised to learn that the united states has no official language as one of the major centers of commerce and trade, and a major english-speaking country, many assume that english is the country's official language.
The constitution of the united states preamble note we the people of the united states, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of america. The states currently considering legislation that would make english their official language are michigan, new jersey, new york, pennsylvania, and west virginia h/t stateline the story must be told. The constitution of the united states of america (see explanation)preamble [we the people] (see explanation) article i [the legislative branch] (see explanation.
Does the united states need an official language in a recent national survey, nearly two-thirds of respondents assumed that english already enjoyed official recognition in the united states constitution (associated press, 1987. We the people of the united states, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of america. Destination usa, a virtual guide to the united states of america, a country of 50 states covering the central part of north america the continental united states are bordered by the atlantic ocean in east and the pacific ocean in west. The articles of confederation and perpetual union was the first constitution of the united states it was drafted by the second continental congress from mid-1776 through late 1777, and ratification by all 13 states was completed by early 1781. The creation of the united states constitution-john adams described the constitutional convention as the greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen-was a.
Thirty-one other states have adopted english as their official language the principle of the proposal defeats the american ideals set in place nearly 250 years ago. The united states of america, contrary to a large majority of all countries (92%), does not not have any official language at the federal level english is, therefore, the official language only in a de facto sense, not de iure. Yet, such legislation is quite common in the united states thirty-one states have adopted english as their official language, most (27 of these 31) since the 1980s.
Official language of this state, and all official proceedings, records and publications shall be in such language, and the common school branches shall be taught in said language in public, private, denominational and parochial schools. The united states does not have an official language, but 32 state governments out of 50 have declared english to be one, or the only, official language the government of louisiana offers services and most documents in both english and french , as does new mexico in english and spanish. Constitution of the united states are the two most important, and enduring documents in our nation’s we, therefore, the representatives of the united states of america, in general congress, assembled, appealing to the supreme judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name,. The constitution of the united states of america is the supreme law of the united states empowered with the sovereign authority of the people by the framers and the consent of the legislatures of.
In the period following the american revolution, in 1794, german-language farmers in augusta county, virginia petitioned the u s house of representatives to publish federal laws in german as well as english for the accommodation of such german citizens of the united states, as do not understand the english language. The fma, sponsored by colorado republican senator wayne allard, states that marriage in the united states shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman and that the constitution of the united states or of any state shall not be construed to allow any other union than that of a man and a woman. This may be changing on august 1 of last year the us house of representatives approved a bill that would make english the official language of the united states.