Of The "Three Constitutions" Poster:
The "Three Constitutions" poster has two
commemorate Constitution Day on September 17th
of each year, and to create a renewed and vibrant
awareness of The Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights in the lives of millions
of Americans; and
- To remind the nation's school children that the promise
of America is for everyone,
and to inspire and encourage children all across the
nation to dream great dreams.
Little American History:
many justices are on the United States Supreme Court?
The answer, as established by the U.S. Congress in the Judiciary Act of 1869, is nine: one Chief Justice
and eight Associate Justices.
is also true that 30 years or so from now, the nine
justices currently on the U.S. Supreme Court will no
longer be on the bench, and there will be nine new justices. Today, those nine new justices
are in school somewhere in America.
don't know, of course, who those students are, or where
they are, but we do know that nine of them will someday
be justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
in your child's school, perhaps, or in your child's
class. Or, perhaps, your child.
To Become A Supreme Court Justice:
instructions on how to become a justice of the Supreme
Court of the United States can be found in Article II,
Section 2 of The Constitution of the United States.
include: good pay, and terrific job security.
The "Three Constitutions" Poster Came To Be:
Norman Manasa, founder and Director of The National
Education Project, Inc., is a former employee of the
Supreme Court of the United States, having served as
aide to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. When Mr. Manasa
left the Supreme Court in 1979, he bought a $1 pocket-size
copy of The Constitution of the United States in the Court's gift shop, and then went to say good-bye
to each of the nine justices, asking them to sign the
inside cover of the Constitution as a memento
of his days at the Court. With remarkable graciousness,
all the justices did.
Manasa later returned to the U.S. Supreme Court to work
on the new computer system that would be used to publish
the Court's opinions. On leaving the Court in 1982,
he again went to say good-bye to the justices and they
all once again graciously signed a pocket-size copy
of the Constitution, the major difference being
that Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed
to the U.S. Supreme Court, was now on the bench.
By remarkable coincidence, these two documents, as shown
on the "Three Constitutions" poster,
constitute two of the rarest historical documents in
America; that is,
only copy of The Constitution of the United States signed by all members of the last all-male United States Supreme Court; and
only copy of The Constitution of the United States signed by all members of the first United States Supreme Court in the history
of the country with a female justice.
what about the signatures on the poster's third Constitution? Well, in America, that is up to
your children and you.
A Copy Of The "Three Constitutions" Poster:
may purchase a copy of the "Three
Constitutions" poster for $9.99, which includes:
copy of the "Three Constitutions" poster (25 1/2" x 24 1/4");
pocket-size copy of The United States Constitution;
adhesive "wall mounting squares," which
can be placed at the four corners on the back of the
poster for wall mounting.
inspire your children, and to remind them of the promise
of America, simply:
your son or daughter sign their name on a blank line
on the third Constitution where it says "Your
the four adhesive mounting squares to the back of
the poster; and
the poster on your child's bedroom wall.
then perhaps ask your children to remember this: In America, anything is possible.
purchase copies of the "Three Constitutions" poster for your son, daughter, or grandchild, or for
an entire class, or even an entire school, please Click