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Welcome to the home page of the
Louisville-Thruston Chapter of the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution. Our members, known as Compatriots, remember and
honor our patriot ancestors who gave us our freedom and created a new,
independent nation. Their sacrifices are the inspiration for our work
in promoting history, education, good citizenship and worthwhile
contributions to society.
We always have a warm welcome for new
members. If you would like more information about joining the SAR and
the Louisville-Thruston Chapter, please click on our how to join page.
Membership is open to any adult male of good character who is a lineal
descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier or patriot.
United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of
America. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles,
delineates the national frame of government. Its first three articles
entrench the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal
government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting
of the bicameral Congress; the executive, consisting of the President;
and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal
courts. Articles Four, Five and Six entrench concepts of federalism,
describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments and of
the states in relationship to the federal government. Article Seven
establishes the procedure subsequently used by the thirteen States to
Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended
twenty-seven times to meet the changing needs of a nation now
profoundly different from the eighteenth-century world in which its
creators lived. In general, the first ten amendments, known
collectively as the Bill of Rights, offer specific protections of
individual liberty and justice and place restrictions on the powers of
government. The majority of the seventeen later amendments expand
individual civil rights protections. Others address issues related to
federal authority or modify government processes and procedures.
Amendments to the United States Constitution, unlike ones made to many
constitutions world-wide, are appended to the end of the document. All
five pages of the original U.S. Constitution are written on parchment.
The Constitution's first three words—We the People—affirm that the
government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. For over
two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its
framers wisely separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard
the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and
equality, and of the federal and state governments. The first
constitution of its kind, adopted by the people's representatives for
an expansive nation, it is interpreted, supplemented, and implemented
by a large body of constitutional law, and has influenced the
constitutions of other nations.
Thursday, September 29 - Sunday October 2, 2016 NSSAR Fall Leadership Conference - Louisville, KY: Details to follow.
Friday, December 9, 2016 - Louisville Thruston Christmas Dinner - Louisville, KY: Details to follow.